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Old February 2, 2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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Dr Big Bird:
The communist article loves democracy in its purest form. The Bolshevik revolution was democracy, was it not?
Is any revolution really democratic? I don't have the background to speak in this area, but I'm curious.

IIRC the American revolution was actually undertaken by about 3% of the population (fighting men + supporters + other meaningful participants). That sounds like an elite class rather than a democratic majority, although I don't know that the other 97% were opposed to revolution rather than just too afraid to meaningfully participate.

The point they make about capitalism being a violent system across the board is valid.
I didn't see that point made in the linked article -- can you cite it for me? If made I would certainly take issue with anyone suggesting that Capitalism is statistically more violent than socialism or any other form of rule.
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