My god, Orwell was prophetic.
Here’s the latest capitalist Orwellian doublethink, this time via Saskboy.
“Get your vote out Ontario. Mixed Member Proportional is on the ballot today, so even if you don’t like any of the parties (which would bewilder me, since Green is an option ;-) you can still vote in the referendum for MMP. Who doesn’t want a more representative democracy? (Amusing answer: Fascists, Authoritarians, Dictators, Communists, Jason Cherniak, James WDIKGrit, Saskatchewan NDP, most Americans, and political hacks.) “
I understand that not everybody is going to be a communist or a Marxist. Heck, I even appreciate that probably a significant portion of this blog’s readership don’t actively identify as either communist or Marxist. But c’mon, let’s at least have an ounce of honesty here!
This is my response to Saskboy via his blog.
“Communists don’t want more democracy? Wow, that’s news to me! I was under the impression that we advocated radically expanding democracy both within the current spheres of politics, but also into economic spheres (i.e. to ensure democratic control of the economy as opposed to elite control).
Silly me, all this time I’ve actually been opposing democracy when I’ve been meaning to expand it.
I also thought that I voted FOR MMP less than 1 hour ago in the Ontario election, but I guess since you say that we’re opposed to it, then I must be wrong.
Oops, wrong again. The Communist Party’s candidates say they support MMP and encouraged others to vote for it. see here“
Also, if you’re interested, you can also see here, here and here (votecommunist.ca) for more proof that the Communist Party not only supports MMP, but actually supports a MORE vigorously proportional version of proportional representation.
But kudos to Saskboy for not letting those pesky and inconvenient “facts” get in the way of his red-baiting.
I guess that supporting MMP actually means opposing MMP.
I guess that supporting a radical expansion of democratic rights means opposing democracy.
And, I guess that War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength.