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Response to white_wolf (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:33 AM

44. If power is "centralized" in the hands of the workers, then the state, as an apparatus of oppress-

ion (of workers by the owner class) will wither.

That is the theory.

Will a new "state" which is an organization for the bringing to fruition the will/ policy of the workers come to exist? Probably yes.

Is that a state that is interchangeable with the "state" as it exists now? Not so much.

Is this all theory? Yes.

By the way, when did Marxism mention "centralizing power"? as such? I've only ever seen reference to empowering workers and a "dictatorship of the proletariat", which sounds curiously like the idea, if ever put into proper practice, of universal suffrage.

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