31 January, 2017

Democracy: It Sounds Great But It Sucks

Posted by Socrates in "civil rights", Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act of 1968, civil rights movement, democracy, democracy in Athens, democrazy, egalitarianism, Jim Crow laws, Mussolini, politics, republic vs. democracy, republican government, Socrates, Trump at 1:43 pm | Permanent Link

Seen on the TV: a woman from some think tank calling America a “democracy.” (That’s sort of correct: America was a White republic, but we became a multicultural democracy in the 1960s with the passage of the Civil Rights Acts and the abolition of the Jim Crow laws in the South).

The first democracy was in Athens, Greece in the 5th century BC. Then democracy disappeared for many centuries. Do you wonder why? I don’t. Democracy is a crappy system. It ruined America. In a democracy, unqualified people hold important government positions and they also vote. If you used democracy on a ship in the ocean, the ship would never move very far because different people would want to sail in different directions. “Let’s sail north,” some would say. “No, let’s sail south,” others would say. And so on. (The way it actually works is: the ship’s captain says “we’re sailing west” and that’s the end of the matter. There is no democracy on a ship, thank God).

Watching “democracy” play out in America is like watching two crappy football teams play each other: first, one team has the ball, then the other team has the ball, then the other, and so on; first, a “conservative” administration is in the White House, then a “liberal” administration is in the White House, each one usually undoing the actions of the previous administration! It’s a total waste of time. America needs permanent or semi-permanent great leaders who won’t waste time with political games. (How about 20-year-terms for good, no-nonsense presidents, like Trump?).

America: the greatest and freest country in the world, ruined by democracy [1].

[1] “Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice it is a fallacy.” — Benito Mussolini (sounds just like communism, which is also beautiful in theory only)

  • 2 Responses to “Democracy: It Sounds Great But It Sucks”

    1. CW-2 Says:

      We don’t really have a democracy in operation. We have a 4 yearly game of musical chairs which keeps most people amused, meanwhile a secretive elite decides policy and implements its commands by judicial decree.
      Democracy is workable at the local level of a small town where everyone knows who is honest and who is an asshole.

    2. Emily Henderson Says:

      True-the ‘majority’ might decide that they are bored and would like to conduct some ‘witch trials’ a la Salem. The Founding Fathers attempted to protect people from the will of the majority with the tiered system, but like all legal systems, it was reworked until everything they tried to accomplish was undermined. Or almost everything.

      The President-as a result-never gets too far ‘out of line’ with what is ‘allowed’. Firing the AG really surprised me-a threat as big as Islamic terrorism should be enough for Executive Order if anything is.

      Representative Government has been used against us also, but occasionally it works in our favor.

      Now the Pres that gets rid of the Fed Reserve will be something to behold…..don’t hold yer breath, lol.