Memo to Marx idiots: how not to build a revolutionary party…

Marxists still can’t seem to grasp the idiocy of the term ‘dicatatorship of the proletariat’ as terminology and the long and confused history of the term laid out by Hal Draper in a book by that name.
And the term produced tragic results as the working class was exploited by a new dictatorship, of the bourgeoisie. The Marx cadre can’t seem to grasp their own legacy and rehash this atrocious terminology ad nauseam. The issue of the working class is not even clear at this point. If it is the class of wage laborers then it includes almost everyone. If it is the industrial proletariat then what of the other sectors of the working class? Note the incoherence of the term and the complete swindle by the Bolsheviks when they came to paper.

The whole Marxist legacy is stuck on its key concept and expectation that the ‘working class’ alone can create a new kind of society has almost no real meaning, sadly. The basic point Marx was trying to make is clear, but the formulation is riddled with bugs like bad program code.
The illusion peddled of Marxists that Lenin led a worker’s revolution persists beyond any reckoning of terms.I will grant that Lenin faced an immense challenge in the Civil War, but it appears that this corrupted the whole chance, which was not properly structured to produce a democratic outcome. The result wasn’t even socialism, but the terms at that point did not enforce any particular usage, so Stalinism ended up taking the definition.
The left has to start over and produce a better framework. The world is not going to tolerate another botched Marxist revolution.

In the Transitional Programme, written in 1938, Leon Trotsky explained that, “The world political situation as a whole is chiefly characterised by a historical crisis of the leadership of the proletariat.”

Source: [Video] How to build a revolutionary party | Events | The IMT

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