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The dictatorship of the proletariat

Between capitalist and communist society there lies the period of the revolutionary transformation of the one into the other. Corresponding to this is also a political transition period in which the state can be nothing, but the revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat.—Critique of the Gotha Program (1875)
Karl Marx

The dictatorship of the proletariat is not a dictatorship in the classical roman sense. It is a class dictatorship, where a class is dominant. Therefore, the dictatorship of the proletariat is the proletariat expressing its political hegemony. The proletariat is the class which sells its labour to survive, the proletariat is you and I. If you have a boss, you are proletarian.
Now, the world lives under capitalism, the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, i.e. the bourgeoisie, the capitalists, factory owners, those who own the means of production, who subsist solely off others people’s labour and by exploiting. Whoever you vote in will be rich, and they will act in their own interests, using the state as a tool to exercise their political hegemony.
The state would be ran though soviets, in which workers elect representatives, which are recallable and accountable. The delegates would go in and pass their views to a larger soviet that encompasses a certain area, and is made up of a number of delegates from the basic soviets. This continues until we get to the soviet that covers the whole country.
This would allow the people to have control over their area, workplaces and lives, and they will undoubtably peruse their class interests.

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The flag translates to Paris commune, which is widely accepted as the first dictatorship of the proletariat, and served as a lesson to what happens if one is too liberal in a revolution.

By Anton

The ‘evils of capitalism’

By George Volkov

We often hear about the ‘evils of communism’, the gulags, the purges, Stalin, Mao’s famine, evil north Korea, etc.

What we don’t hear about are the evils of capitalism, the system which distributes wealth so unevenly, even in our first world countries. I shall skip the part about the layer of ultra-rich scum on the top who live off others labour, and go straight on to the problems.
10 million children die each year due to poverty in capitalist countries. That’s 200 million since 1993, sure dwarfs the exaggerated total of the 100 million that ‘communism’ killed. Whilst the richest 240 people could end world poverty and hunger 4 times over. I’m not denying or condoning the atrocities committed by Stalin, Mao, and the Kim family, I’m merely stating that you have only heard 1 side of the story. I’m here to show you the evils of capitalism, and we can replace it with a much more egalitarian system. Look at the Paris commune or 1936 Spain if you want our society, look at 1918 Russia, where the workers ran their factories.
Just think on that.