Maud' Dib;166189 wrote:
As you state that the only form of goverment is a democracy i would tend discourage that idealism. A democracy has one major flaw, and even if it is one flaw, it is flawed none the less. That is, it is based on majority. In case you never fully relized this, there are always people who disagree. Skeptics and intellectuals will never fully except any goverment, and because of this they are hindered in today's society, which is where we come to people like you who simply fall in line with majority.
I understand that this has defied all reasons for creating this post, but i felt like you should hear that. Goverment always fails, and that is one lesson of plausible literature that gives off a good repersentation of human emotion.
Majority rule is not democracy, but it is democratic in the sense that it is presumed the ciitizen have a voice in their own affairs... But; the appeal to the majority is corrupting in the sense that all rights are in danger so long as a majority can be turned against the rights of the minority... So long as no rights are seen as inalienable, and unassailable the little people will always have to defend against those with smaller minds... And since it takes money to confuse, to spread propaganda, misinformation, and fear so money will always control government, again, by a slim majority... Our government is not our friend, but an enemy posing as our friend...It gives us enough when we give it all... To keep the poor from riot or starvation it takes from those slightly better off than poor, which makes it easy for the rich to end up with everything...Taxes do lead to the division of society between rich and poor, and because the poor cannot know justice, or demand it, they are in no position to self govern...
Wealth in a society destroys democracy, so the question to answer is this: How can a people have democracy without suffering the influence of wealth and power in their government...No one can say that the influence of the wealthy in ancient Greece or Romes, or in revolutionary France or England was good for the whole society... Wealth governs for its own benefit, and clearly they are the enemy of the people... And yet they are, the wealtthy are the natural leaders of society because having wealth they have the respect and admiration of the masses...We do not see them as leading to the destruction of the environment and to war and to injustice... Instead, we want to be like them: Lazy, Criminal, and respected without merit... So things will have to fall hard before we can settle for a true democracy where each person has a voice, and no one leaves the table before consensus is arrived at... Consensus is the weakness of democracy, true democracy, and its strength, since without justice there is no consensus, and without consensus there is not justice, but it takes time, and hurts a speedy defense... But what defense have we need of but against our own rich...If we could control them, we could easily manage all other enemies...