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  • #31
    Hi Again Dilip: The Democratic Marxist Global Institute has issued a foundational document called "The Father's Day Manifesto", which sets out the basic tenets of Democratic Marxism.

    Democratic Marxist Global Institute - Originating Document

    The Father's Day Manifesto : A Human Government Alternative Identified

    (Democratic Marxism - Elaborated by the DM Global Institute – A Recommended Platform)
    1. Ownership of the Means of Production
    a. Generally, Worker majority, at least.


    b. Worker Cooperatives will be favoured by tax incentives, over legal corporations.


    c. Abolition of Capital investing

    2. Subsidiarity

    Most local societal civil unit (Likely cities/towns/etc.) have ALL power, following the Principle of Subsidiarity. This will be done by the higher political units downloading their authority.

    3. Democratic

    Only established through free elections; forcing populations into a Democratic Marxist Governance at the point of a gun is totally opposed by DM.

    4. Authentication

    Global local Democratic Marxist Parties are free to choose whatever platforms meet their needs. But local parties may seek an “Authentication” from the DM Global Institute that their policy in total, at least “generally”, complies with the DM Global Institute's model Democratic Marxist Platform. The DM Global Institute may suggest revisions as a condition of the granting of “Authentication”.

    5. Strategy
    Intermediate governments are the first to be targeted (E.g. States in USA; Provinces/Territories in Canada; etc.) The main platform of the DM Parties at this level will be three:

    a. to set up the identifiable Local Political Units (LPU);
    b. to download all the provincial powers possible to the LPU's;
    c. the intermediate structure will remaining only as a coordinator/facilitator, to carry out instructions at that level for LPU's who need to cooperate to achieve a goal, they cannot get on their own as a small power centre.

    6. Evolution

    This foundation platform for Democratic Marxism is an evolving document. Elaboration of new concepts & strategies, and corrections, will all be required to keep DM relevant. The DM Global Institute will be charged with this task. One of the methods for seeking evolution, is to manage a Facebook “Democratic Marxist Global Forum” (
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2045711862207056/), open to all, where respectful and informative debate on all things political will assist the DMGI.
    .
    Note: Contact Us: Via our Fb Page: Democratic Marxism - Global:
    https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-Marxism-Global-748579292265552/?modal=admin_todo_tour


    Democratic Marxist Global Institute
    19/6/15
    Author: Bob Armstrong, Interim Coordinator, DM Vetting Committee Interim Chairperson
    Reviser: Bob Armstrong – 20/12/2

    Copyright – Democratic Marxist Global Institute - 2019

    Bob A

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    • #32
      I really like the video Sam posted explaining Democratic Socialism. Easy to understand.
      Bob A. you need a nice video like that to explain Democratic Marxism.

      But back to the main topic of the thread, Can Biden govern?

      I was delighted with Biden's speech yesterday. He focused on raising the minimum wage, fighting climate change, taxing the wealthy, and criminal justice.
      Just the issues important to the progressive wing, and Bernie will be chairman of the budget committee! Excellent.

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      • #33
        Hi Bob G: One day, hopefully not too far away, The Democratic Marxist Global Institute (DMGI) will have the funds to also produce such an excellent video - explaining its divide from both Democratic Marxism and USSR-style Communism, not to mention Wild-west Capitalism, Democratic Capitalism, and capitalist Social Democracy.

        Bob A

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Dilip Panjwani View Post

          The nurturing, compassionate, helpful-in-need 'human face' has always existed in the extended family, the neighborhood, the local providers, the local 'church' (or other local congregations)... and has worked very efficiently over centuries in all parts of our world...
          But it is being usurped by the faceless mega-government wasteful and often harmful 'socialist' projects, giving a high pedestal to authoritarian bureaucrats (who keep on mesmerizing till such time as they get kicked out with multi-million dollar severances), to corrupt politicians and to 'super-human' capitalists who are able to amass wealth out of all proportion to any human being's capabilities....
          Interesting post.

          The traditional churches weren''t helpful to those family members who were homosexuals., or slaves. Capitalism drew people away from their extended families to find jobs. Needed people for temporary work then laid them off with no income.

          We live in a mixed economy where government contracts are a major source of Capitalist income. How wealthy would Canadian banks be without government debt?

          What would be a non-socialist government project? Roads? Hydro? Hospitals? Schools?Immigration? Construction and industrial safety regulations? Aren't all government projects wasteful? Especially the military. And we have the expensive two language policy.

          Corrupt politicans need to be voted out asap. Doesnt't happen in a one-party communist state. I think centralized services can be faceless. Getting rid of highly-paid bureaucrats is a problem everywhere.

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          • #35
            Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett give their opinion on the debate between capitalism and socialism...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9ov...ature=emb_logo

            ...and just as an aside, Bill Gates is now America's largest private farmland owner ... 240,000+ acres :)

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            • #36
              The good old days was probably up to the 1970s. Ontario had 1.000 factories, good paying union jobs, and workers could afford to buy a home.Reaganomics increased the divide between the wealthy and the poor.

              Libertarianism was funded by the Kochs who wanted to increase oil profits with disregard to the long term deaths caused by pollution. Only big government can stand up to big corporations.

              Trump ends his reign with executions of mentally ill on death row.

              Meanwhile America's biggest mass killers, the Purdue family , escape jail (over 30,000 died from fentanyl). In China someone would have been executed
              Last edited by Erik Malmsten; Saturday, 16th January, 2021, 07:41 AM.

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              • #37

                Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

                .... Getting rid of highly-paid bureaucrats is a problem everywhere.

                Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post
                ....

                Meanwhile America's biggest mass killers, the Purdue family , escape jail (over 30,000 died from fentanyl). In China someone would have been executed
                According to info available through google the FDA employs approx. 15,000 people at an avg. annual salary of $102k. Have to wonder how efficiently those resources are being used.
                "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
                "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
                "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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                • #38
                  Hi Peter: Wages fixed by vote of the citizens would likely change that?

                  Bob A

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Bob Armstrong View Post
                    Hi Peter: Wages fixed by vote of the citizens would likely change that?

                    Bob A
                    Hi Bob. Yes, you're right, but gov't wages are 'somewhat' fixed now by way of job categories, pay grades, and pre-approved salary bands for each category/grade. Also, there is an argument in favour of salary flexibility for special hires; e.g. someone with an expertise that requires a salary outside of the pre-approved bands. Also, the voters aren't in the best position to make micro-managing decisions. What the voters know, or should or shouldn't know - a complicated business!!
                    "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
                    "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
                    "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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                    • #40
                      Morning, Bob.

                      Can you provide any additional sources of information as to what Democratic Marxism is (beyond the FB page)? All I can find is a wiki entry that basically says that is it simply Marxism.

                      Democratic Marxism is authentic Marxism—the Marxism which emphasizes the necessity for revolutionary action. Loyalty to the movement, not loyalty to any particular doctrine, is characteristic of the orthodox democratic Marxist.
                      Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein

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                      • #41
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                        "Loyalty to the movement, not loyalty to any particular doctrine"

                        [/QUOTE]

                        That would make it a 'cult'...

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                        • #42
                          Hi Dilip: As far as I know, I am not involved in any secret cult!!

                          The Fb page of the Democratic Marxist Global Institute (https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-...dmin_todo_tour) & its Fb discussion group, Democratic Marxist Global Forum (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2045...ref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARB5MaP7fzlN9ItgmSkMWzv60Rd9mIxsQIkIgIa6_Guh2MGR6mV82GdH-IxgmiiVaJcZ-NLi7Cz46VX0nn78clmPjd-pttzlYPR9dmEubTBnBdnGohd0bl3Fy4k02cb3BVHNVOcfjANvEEUCRw6k1IZDDsZV6l9V1Id5_NomySGWmEpA3Inygttyrt3-jYH1m1M50W3d94tVElUVaZ-SrM-WZ4BkYEj0ZYF5Y5X2d7KRG_MQJtND8fXyDSkU0F1I4FVHkI_eoiyOazUgCRS0lmfetiENOGsaJPb6MfuHzQ92-u7gMI_E8888fus), are "public" - any Fb member can see everything. And group members post and comment and react.

                          Nothing is hidden, and we are open to answering all questions as well as we can.

                          Bob A
                          Last edited by Bob Armstrong; Saturday, 16th January, 2021, 12:22 PM.

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                          • #43
                            Hi Sam: The Democratic Marxist Global Institute (DMGI) does not yet have a website.......current lack of funds and volunteer website designers.......but eventually!

                            Two books that are helpful, and on the 2021 DM Reading List (I can post it if requested by a ChessTalk member), are:
                            1. The New Democratic Theory – Kenneth Megill
                            2. Chile's Democratic Road to Socialism – Michael H. Fleet

                              Bob A

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Bob Armstrong View Post
                              Hi Dilip: As far as I know, I am not involved in any secret cult!!

                              The Fb page of the Democratic Marxist Global Institute (https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-...dmin_todo_tour) & its Fb discussion group, Democratic Marxist Global Forum (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2045...ref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARB5MaP7fzlN9ItgmSkMWzv60Rd9mIxsQIkIgIa6_Guh2MGR6mV82GdH-IxgmiiVaJcZ-NLi7Cz46VX0nn78clmPjd-pttzlYPR9dmEubTBnBdnGohd0bl3Fy4k02cb3BVHNVOcfjANvEEUCRw6k1IZDDsZV6l9V1Id5_NomySGWmEpA3Inygttyrt3-jYH1m1M50W3d94tVElUVaZ-SrM-WZ4BkYEj0ZYF5Y5X2d7KRG_MQJtND8fXyDSkU0F1I4FVHkI_eoiyOazUgCRS0lmfetiENOGsaJPb6MfuHzQ92-u7gMI_E8888fus), are "public" - any Fb member can see everything. And group members post and comment and react.

                              Nothing is hidden, and we are open to answering all questions as well as we can.

                              Bob A
                              Bob, I have no doubt about the fact that you are too good a person to be involved with any secret cult; but it would help if on their FB page, the DMG forum/institute/movement would at a minimum tell us clearly what they are moving towards, and why...
                              Last edited by Dilip Panjwani; Saturday, 16th January, 2021, 12:48 PM.

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                              • #45
                                Hi Dilip: The foundational document of DM, besides the Communist Manifesto, is a document I wrote called: The Father's Day Manifesto. It is pinned to the top of the Democratic Marxist Global Institute's Fb page: (https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-...dmin_todo_tour).

                                It sets out both the long-term goals of Democratic Marxism and the strategy for implementation through the ballot box.

                                Bob A

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