Wednesday 5 December 2018

Comical Communist Parliaments – We Are Not Laughing Now................from Dan T.

In the recent past elected parliaments in countries such as the USSR, East Germany and China were the subject of derision and scorn by people living secure and free in their multi-party democracies such as the British and other European nationals.

It was indeed a laughing matter when the only party on the ballot paper would claim a mandate with 90%+ of the votes when all political power resided with Central Committee of the Communist Party as was the case in the former Soviet Union.

Kremlin watchers didn’t look at opinion polls during the Supreme Soviet elections to predict who would wield power, but to which member of the Politburo was standing next to the President atop Lenin’s tomb during annual military parade though Red Square.

Beloved of western socialists was the laughable Parliament of East Germany, the Volkskammer. It used multi-party elections to give the impression of a true peoples Parliament. However, all the parties and candidates were elected from a list approved by the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED).

The only function of this elected people’s parliament was to give legal sanction to decisions already made by the SED and its Politburo.

Read about the sad state of affairs here 


Anonymous said...

The goal of power is power

test said...

is this thing on?