Democracy is a farce and an illusion

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Since outright slavery has been discredited, democracy is the only remaining rationale for state compulsion that most people will accept. Democracy has proved only that the best way to gain power over people is to assure the people that they are ruling themselves. Once they believe that, they make wonderful submissive slaves. -- Joseph Sobran, “The Myth of Limited Government”.

Democracy is a farce and an illusion to control people by making them believe that they actually are the ones that make the choices as to who run the country and how. It is but an illusion.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship and, I believe, that this is exactly what we saw in Nazi Germany.

People have to realize that they can never be in charge as long as there are a ruling class and a ruled class. As long as others can lord it over us the people are never going to be free.

While the people can be conditioned to believe that democracy means that they are in charge, which they are not, they will allow the ruling class to continue with business as usual and they will fasten their chains to their own ankles.

Democracy is presented to the people, including the USA who is not even meant to be a democracy but a constitutional republic where the rights of the individual are protected, as the be all and end all of all political systems and the one where they, the people, really have a say. But the truth is a totally different one, as Joseph Sobran outlined.

The truth is that democracy is a system where the will of the majority, or should we better say, the ruling class, is forced upon the individual and he or she is made to go along with that. Often dissent is not just frowned upon but suppressed.

The only way that the people will ever be in charge, and ever be liberated, so to speak, is if the system is changed. We don't need a new government we need a new system, and that means we need a new political as well as economical system.

But such a system will only come about if we make the change ourselves and it will not happen via fake elections that we are being presented with all the time and where our votes do not make one iota of a difference. Democracy and democratic governments are but a smoke screen, an illusion, a farce.

When only twenty percent of the electorate turn out to vote that cannot be called a representative election, not even by a long shot. Eighty percent have just told the government that they are would be voting for “none of the above” but cannot do that and that's why they are staying away. We need a new system not a new government.

© 2012