“The Democracy Experiment:” A Complete Failure!


(http://izquotes.com/quote/228877)

“Oh, the humanity!”

It would appear that the reports of the death of democracy have not been overstated or premature. Democracy has fallen, just like the so-called “great harlot, Babylon!”

Read and weep, Mr and Ms Merica, while I continue to celebrate!

Bring-on Community Self Empowerment, Councils of Wise Elders and Benign Leadership

by Julian Rose

Contributor, ZenGardner.com

We in the West have lived with this thing called ‘democracy’ for a good few centuries now. It has been an important experiment, but one which has, in the end, succeeded in swallowing its own tail rather than leading society to a better place. Now its time is up and we have the task of putting   something genuinely better in its place.

The most well known definition of democracy – but by no means the first – is enshrined in the Gettysburg Address of November 1863. It proclaims democracy as ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’ which  – maybe for good reason – laid a strong emphasis on ‘people’.

But here also lay its weakness; people (it turned out) had other ambitions that this form of self rule was ill equipped to address. Nor did they particularly want to be responsible for deciding and managing the intricacies of the experiment that they had signed-up to. ‘The majority’, that is.

And it is this word ‘majority’ which encapsulates the failure of democracy, because, as some of us will have noticed, ‘the majority’ have never yet been possessed of the vision and wisdom necessary to move society towards a meritorious goal.

At best ‘the majority’ have created some from of social justice which was not around under the leadership of a regicide (king/queen) unless such happened to have a social conscience. Democracy thus became akin to a personal insurance policy, in which one signed-up to the policy and paid the annual cover – via taxation. In return, one got a type of guarantee that one would have certain ‘inalienable rights’, backed by ‘the law’.  A law supposedly designed to support this form of self rule, but in reality providing a cosy revenue absorbing niche for the same exploitive elitist element that had been around well before the democratic experiment came along.

As it turned out, what the majority actually wanted was based upon self interest and not a vision of a better society for all. So give ‘the majority’ the right to decide upon who they wish to run their country – and the one’s they actually elect will be those who have gone the most out of their way to claim ‘to have their interests at heart’. The interests of ‘the majority’.

A society under the mantle of ‘democracy’ therefore never evolves. Instead it simply revolves around the wishes and the fears of the electorate. The wish to be ‘looked after’ and the fear of not being looked after. ‘The majority’ simply elect a bunch of baby-sitters so that they can go out and play, leaving the actual responsibility for the shape and function of society to others – mostly those who enjoy flirting with the power that has been granted unto them.

The electorate then complain loudly when things get done by those in whom they entrusted power – which fail to live up to their fawning pre-election promises. It is a constantly repeating pattern which still shows no sign of abating. It is ‘mob rule’ in action: the undirected, unaware voice of a majority who readily succumb to the powers of the hidden persuaders.

The people, when this means ‘a majority’ of the the people, have never yet, throughout the course of history, been in possession of the wisdom and vision which are the necessary prerequisites of an evolving society. A society asked to raise its level of awareness, consciousness and responsibility.

The democratic experiment is thus an entirely inappropriate tool for getting out of – and going beyond – the mess we are currently in. It is simple naivety which is on display at demonstrations where placards are held-up announcing that such and such ‘is not democratic’ : ‘TTIP is not democratic’, ‘the WTO is not democratic’, ‘tax avoidance is undemocratic’ etc.

Over the years, democracy has formed itself around an unshakeable alliance with capitalism. Capitalism is generally held up as ‘democracy in action’, particularly in relation to ‘the free market’ as a self adjusting silent voice of the people.

It is indeed in the market place that ‘the majority’ have put their faith; and left those who claim to have mastered its intricacies to operate according to the nefarious rules of competition and greed that dominate the neo-liberal global economy which is the capitalist empire’s crown jewels.

An economy where multi-national corporate sweat shops in Third World countries can give ‘the majority’ exactly what they want: ‘cheap clothes’ ‘cheap food, ‘cheap cars’. That my friends, is our famous democracy in action…and those who say “that isn’t democracy” fail to realise that the majority voted-in those who condone and execute these deeply exploitive policies. Voted-in via ‘election by majority’ vote: the cracked cornerstone of the democracy experiment.

Not only this, but when challenged by someone touting the merits of communism, the answer comes “but communism isn’t democratic” thus wittingly or unwittingly, holding up the flag of democracy as though it was a symbol of a free and progressive society.

Like religion and like the Mafia, democracy has provided a formula which offers protection for those who prescribe to a skewed system of control by the few. It puts a nice gloss on that which is, in reality, a sophisticated game of double deception.

A deception which has its roots in the the electorate’s abdication of control over its own destiny. Choosing instead to play victim to a system it helped put in place.

Today, eyes are slowly opening to what it is we have saddled ourselves with. Be it under the name of Conservative, Socialist, Liberal, Republican, Democrat or whatever – it makes not the slightest difference. They are simply entertaining variations of the same theme, and that theme remains mastered and controlled by a shadowy elite which quietly pulls all the main strings of power and will allow the game to be played strictly within its own terms – and no further

So where do we go from here? (emphasis added)

Read More Here:

via The Democratic Experiment is Finished – Zen Gardner.

Here is the hard truth, Mr and Ms Merica:

As it turned out, what the majority actually wanted was based upon self interest and not a vision of a better society for all…

A society under the mantle of ‘democracy’ therefore never evolves. Instead it simply revolves around the wishes and the fears of the electorate. The wish to be ‘looked after’ and the fear of not being looked after. ‘The majority’ simply elect a bunch of baby-sitters so that they can go out and play, leaving the actual responsibility for the shape and function of society to others – mostly those who enjoy flirting with the power that has been granted unto them…

Like religion and like the Mafia, democracy has provided a formula which offers protection for those who prescribe to a skewed system of control by the few. It puts a nice gloss on that which is, in reality, a sophisticated game of double deception.

A deception which has its roots in the the electorate’s abdication of control over its own destiny. Choosing instead to play victim to a system it helped put in place.

Ouch! That had to leave a mark! Man oh man, how the truth does hurt sometimes, right, Mr and Ms Merica?

I stopped at “So where do we go from here?”, because the writer went on what I consider to be an esoteric joy ride that would ultimately end with all of us in some theocratic-like hell.

But on everything else Rose wrote, I am more than in agreement. You know the A Few Good Men quote, “You can’t handle the truth?” Well, Mr and Ms Merica, you and your ancestors were incapable of handling this here “democracy experiment”. You were just too self-actualized/self-absorbed, complacent and compliant to make this work. So cry all you want, but sometimes instead of getting what we want, we end up getting what we need or deserve. And you, Mr and Ms Merica, are getting what you deserve, another extinct, political brain-fart of man: democracy.

10 thoughts on ““The Democracy Experiment:” A Complete Failure!

  1. Yes, this is the very point he makes. Democracy doesn’t work, because people are too self-involved, lazy, complacent and compliant for it to work. And of course, this allows the evil and not lazy few to take control and rape and pillage.

    Democracy nor any other form of government works. The one that comes close, if it is not built around a central government, is socialism.

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  2. I hope so. I believe, like Rose, that the ancient ways are what we need to return to, in terms of community!

    By the way, it wasn’t the tribal portion of this writer’s article that troubled me, it was that he brings in what I consider to be pseudo-religious beliefs into the mix. And I believe all organized religion means trouble for the people. Not personal religious beliefs, which everyone is entitled to, but organized religion.

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  3. Oh, and another by the way, I’ll be posting an article that I’m blowing some steam, some anger, off, just so you’ll know. I don’t hate anyone, beyond those who are perpetrating this evil on all of us, but I am tired of people turning on me, and not even explaining why.

    As an Merican, I’m sick of the entire black and white hatred routine. Both sides, here, hate each other so badly that there is no reasoning with them. And I am through trying to reason with them! I don’t think anyone can help either side, unfortunately. And sadly, this kind of racial hatred exists all over this world. The elite-swine have these people right where they want them: divided and easily conquerable.

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  4. Obviously racism exists here, in Canada, as it does everywhere, but it is not the same situation as you have in the US. I guess it has to do with the 400 years of social history you have to deal with. Race has been a powerful tool in the hands of the American elite, to keep the people divided and oppressed.

    Here our history of institutionalized racism has been focused primarily on the aboriginal people, who have suffered in ways the most Canadians are not even aware of. But as in America, we keep that part of our history buried and our First Nations people hidden away on reserves

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