RE: [OPE] Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela internal ballot.

Date: Mon Mar 10 2008 - 20:29:15 EDT

> I think that this process that Gerry describes perfectly sumarises the undemocratic> nature of pyramidal elections. No system is more suited to dominance by a party elite> than this. The 'democracy' here is no more than it is in all electoral systems, a> means of legitimising an elite. 
Hi Paul C:
So, the members of 12,000 battalions of Bolivarian socialists don't
know what democracy looks like but you do? _That_ sounds 
elitist to me. 
> Here we see the same process that created the party> state of the Bolsheviks.
No. Other parties and individuals have not been denied the right 
to be on the ballot in a general election.  
In solidarity, Jerry

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