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Apr
2005

Democracy, birds and snails

04/07/05

The people do not rule. Nor do they have freedoms inconvenient to the government. But then, they do not want freedom. We are seeing I think that letting people govern themselves doesn't work. I don't say that it is undesirable, but merely impractical. (Letting them think they have power, however, is splendidly sensible, as it keeps them quiescent.) More succinctly, democracies aren't stable. They tend toward well-fed dictatorship. Why? Because the bright, grasping, and conscienceless inevitably rise. The people lack the intelligence to govern any entity larger than a very small town. Particularly in the United States they read little, think less, know almost nothing of history, geography, the nature and politics of the world beyond the borders. They are thus easily swayed, frightened, enraged, gulled, and led into dog-pack patriotism by those, far smarter and more aware, who understand the levers of power. They so quickly give up liberty to those who offer to protect them. They are eager to do it. Look around you...

//www.fredoneverything.net/ItAin'tBurundi.shtml

from Fred On Everything, by Fred Reed


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