An Order of Lenin Medal, USSR — Daily LIFT #846
“As a general rule, in all countries of the world the parliamentary representatives of the workers’ parties have a more opportunist composition than that of the workers’ parties themselves…
(Under) “any suffrage in bourgeois society, the non-proletarian elements of the workers’ parties—officials of workers’ unions, small proprietors, office employees, and particularly the “intelligentsia”—specialise more readily in the “parliamentary” profession (owing to their occupations, social standing, training, etc.).” — from Lenin’s The Working Class and its “Parliamentary” Representatives, published in Pravda, January 12, 1912.
It is amazing how true this still remains in social democratic labour parties.