Before I start,it would be advised to not take this post personally as an all out attack against ML ideology. Rather, it's my own personal analysis to how ML, despite being successful in 20th century is not viable for the modern conditions.
The conditions which gave birth to the USSR were drastically different than the conditions we have now, as people are actually more educated and literate than 100 years ago in most parts of the world. That is why Marxism Leninism took the authoritarian path to the building of socialism, because it would actually be impossible with alienated workers who know nothing about socialism or if they are even literate to be expected to participate in any form of democratic process.
With that established, we must now re-affirm that goal of Communism is a Classless society, which by it's own definition is a democratic form of society, and certainly not like what today's People Republic of Korea looks like, with of course, no offense to them, as I understand why they are authoritarian to begin with, because otherwise they would perish because of US imperialism.
And with that all pointed out, my solution to incompatibility of Marxism Leninism in modern time is to replace it with more democratic decentralized style of socialism, which by no means is going to allow bourgeois multi party politics, nor is it going to allow revisions such as "Market Economy" and so forth. What I advocate instead for is Hybrid Democratic system with decentralized planned economy. Here is how it all works.
One of the key aspects that I disagree myself with Marxism Leninism is centralized form of planned economy, as in to contrast to what socialist goal is, it strengthens the role of the state which would inevitably lead to corruption within the vanguard party, and overall alienation from the working class. Solution to this of course is to just have decentralized form of economic planning, as it would give more power to the working class towards their eventual emancipation. Some of you may argue that this would create a profit motive, which is an absurd notion considering how it is well established that the state itself can only be sustained by the capital. Henceforth, wouldn't the centralized bureaucracy be the one who would go to pursuit for profit motive, and not the workers who are class counscious in nature? Let us be real here, means of production must be owned by workers, and the economy must be planned out by the workers in order to abolish the commodity production, wage slavery, etc.
What I agree with Marxism Leninism is revolutionary vanguard, and how the multi party system is what tears down the class counsciousness for the working class. However, hybrid system between vanguard and direct democratic rule is what I wish to create in order for socialism to be implemented more correctly. Working class, for the small and local issues that concerns them, have a right to directly vote on proposed solutions on the issue in question that sorounds their area of workplace. For the large scale issues, it functions exactly like how it does in Marxism Leninism, though party officials are elected directly by the workers themselves in order for the party to be more legitimate. Party officials are then those who elect the said President of the party, who is the leader of socialist state in question too.
Now some of you may ask: "But workers aren't ready yet!" which is partially true to be quite fair. Indeed I forgot to mention that a great deal of education in Marxist economics, philosophy would have to be a thing for this to function, but it should not take too long considering we do not live in an age where 80% of people are illiterate and do not know anything about politics in general. That is why there is also Tutelage period, which is simply put a classic style ML rule with no direct democratic elements whatsoever, in order to educate people before allowing them to participate in elections.
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