Talk:Representative democracy

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I think we may have lost some of the editing history of this article. I don't remember creating it from scratch, although, perhaps, I did. User:Fred Bauder Talk 20:55, 26 August 2012 (MSK)

When we moved from the old domain (en.kommynist.ru) only the last edit of each article was imported. —
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xXPowerMexicoXx (Talk) 21:41, 26 August 2012 (MSK)

Representative democracy / dictatorship of the bourgeoisie as one concept

This is... not exactly the most Marxist point of view. Some degree of representative democracy is necessary in any state without complete decentralization which is incredibly inefficient. The Marxist definition of DoTP and DoTB is which class holds political power, which goes along with ownership of the means of production. A Marxist is not necessarily for "democracy" if this is to mean the rule of the whole people, but for proletarian rule. (proletocracy is one term I've heard used to describe the DoTP...) MustCrushCapitalism 22:28, 29 August 2012 (MSK)

See Dictatorship. Marxists do not support representative democracy not even in the socialist transitional stage. Direct democracy is thought to be the only "true" form of democracy. —
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xXPowerMexicoXx (Talk) 23:21, 29 August 2012 (MSK)
Sweeping statement... User:Fred Bauder Talk 01:12, 30 August 2012 (MSK)
Marxist disenchantment with parliamentary democracy began in Germany in the 19th century when it was discovered that members of parliament elected with worker support did not represent them in any meaningful way. Modern problems center around the nature of electoral politics, the great amount of money necessary to field a viable candidate, involvement of the corporate media in shaping public opinion about issues and candidates, and massive involvement of corporations and wealthy individuals in the funding of elections, particularly in the United States. User:Fred Bauder Talk 01:12, 30 August 2012 (MSK)
This addresses some of the historical problems. User:Fred Bauder Talk 05:29, 30 August 2012 (MSK)