A dangerous pattern of Communist Party "democratic centralism" is apparent in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration, as evidenced by his back-room lobbying of Council members to unanimously vote for his leftist comrade, Melissa Mark-Viverito, as Speaker; his seemingly unconstitutional top-down mandate to amend the terms of a city law on sick-pay requirements for small businesses with only five or more employees; and his nomination of friend and campaign treasurer, Mark Peters, as head of the city's Department of Investigation.
Of course, these political sequelae may be traced to the hegemony of one party, the Democratic Party in New York City, and the fact that only about 22 percent of active registered voters voted in the municipal elections of 2013. Hence, New York City essentially has a minoritarian government in faces, source, and liberal special-interests agenda, with the Republican and Conservative parties muted.
The Democratic Party is equivalent to the Communist Party in its general philosophical and socio-economic ideology, and in practice. They tout their ideas and initiatives as "progressive," rather than as policies of a collectivist ideology.
Benjamin Franklin proposed the procedures for removal of "obnoxious" leaders: impeachment. In New York State, the governor has the authority to discharge a municipal mayor upon petition of the people. My pen is quivering in my hand.
Joseph N. Manago