Skip to comments.Democracy vs. Freedom
Posted on 01/18/2010 3:57:22 PM PST by Zanton
The world today has replaced the medieval, Christian-dominated Dark Age theory of "the divine right of kings" with the current, socialism-dominated Dark Age theory of "the divine right of the majority." This means embracing and sanctifying mob rule. This means democracy is privileged to crush freedom. This means "the will of the people" is allowed to legitimately rip asunder and trample underfoot the rights of the sacred Individual.
In todays' absurd and depraved era, 50%-plus-one can do no wrong. The majority, by definition, can never do or be politically evil. Such a group, by its very nature, can never be tyrannical, and can never institute any form of slavery. They simply know no social immorality or dictatorial activity.
So long as the vote is fair and free, and the application of the totalitarianism is egalitarian, the popular crowd is perfectly able to stomp upon the life, liberty, and property of the Individual in any way it wishes. As the Russians might put it, the Bolshevik ("bigger group") has full rights to smash the (lesser) rights of the Single Person however they may choose. The collective can properly and morally strip away every possible personal freedom, civil liberty, and private right of the Individual whatsoever.
The only restriction or exception here is that the liberty-smashers have to have the sanction of a legitimate and genuine majority. Then anything goes. No outrage or horror is too much for them. No Big Brother nightmare is too extreme. The mighty Bolsheviks are triumphant! Democratic government has successfully obliterated Individual freedom!
The Communist Crats have been safe in their hive in Washington. However the Republican WASPS have discovered the hive and are preparing to obliterate it.
Altho' it's true that the Republicans, in general, are more pro-freedom than the Democrats, no Republican (other than the heroic, ingenious Ron Paul!) that I know is in favor of of drug, prostitution, and gambling legalislation; nor of abolishing Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare; nor of privatizing the roads and schools. So we really need a LIBERTARIAN revolution -- not a pitiful Republican one.
As a Ron Paul Libertarian I will take it! Go Brown! Mass. Is like Bastogne in WW2. Nuts!
Well, let’s hope for luck in Massachussetts! :-)
Death to that damned health care Big Brother take-over!
Luck had nothing to do with it. It’s the Tea Party Supid!
I reject the premise of this article. I believe that a better statement would be, "the divine right of the educated elite". They don't believe that they need to listen to the majority and they are working hard to warp the electoral system so that the elite can be elected without the support of the majority.
Well, the Tea Party Movement is GREAT! Let's hope it spreads like wildfire.
Good point. The left-wing, and a few others, secretly believe in a Plato-like "philosopher king," and that the ideal political system is a "benevolent dictatorship."
I think that you have nailed it. Since their motives are pure, if a few hundred million people need to die to support their “benevolent dictatorship” so be it.
However, I ultimately favor a rule by aristocrats -- however alarming that sounds. It's just that it would be 100% based on persuasion, and 0% based on coercion. It would also be based on some version of democracy, altho' I haven't worked out the details yet. Maybe those of high IQ and education, and those of large property and wealth, would get ten times as many votes as dumb, poor people! ;-)