May the Fourth Be With You!
Let me begin for those that cannot tear themselves from the game control long enough to grasp the idea of democracy.
The definition…..a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
Nowhere is the word “democracy” mentioned in the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution. How could that be? Our government is a democracy!
The Founders actually feared democratic rule. James Madison expressed this attitude in Federalist #10: “…instability, injustice, and confusion …have in truth been the mortal disease under which popular governments everywhere perished…” In the late 18th-century, rule by the people was thought to lead to disorder and disruption. Yet a democratically-based government was seen as superior to the monarchies of Europe.
If this is true then why do we keep calling this country a democracy?
The GOP has gone down the rabbit hole of fascism and the Dems are so central that it is a party of spineless cowards.
What we have in this country is more like ‘democratic centralism’…..and yes a scary term….but how many know what it is?
“democratic centralism,” a term made famous by Vladimir Ulyinov Lenin. As the leader of the Russian Revolution in 1917, he established a communist government that allowed no private property to exist. All members of society were theoretically equal. However, Lenin considered a small “vanguard of the revolution” necessary to guide the people and establish order. So a small group of leaders make decisions in the name of the people, based on their perceptions of what the people want and need.
A small group of leaders…..sound familiar?
We have a central government that is filled with elected reps and party hacks that decide what is best for the people….sadly none listen to the people after the election….then it becomes party politics and democracy be damn.
Democratic countries cherish individual freedom and generally believe that laws should not be repressive; a little order can be sacrificed in the name of liberty.
Is not a minority forcing their personal beliefs on the population a bit repressive?
I have asked in a past post…..https://gulfsouthfreepress.wordpress.com/2021/04/05/what-happened-to-the-social-contract/
So is this a democracy?
Some will say no it is not….we are a republic….if so then stop using the term ‘democracy’ or ‘democratic’.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”