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Democracy is not a “social condiment”

December 13th, 2012 · No Comments

– Robert Light

Democracy is not a “social condiment”…something you can slather on a society to make it taste better. Democracy is how we express the basic respect we feel for one another. Democracy is an “effect” not a “cause” – we have democracy because we respect each other’s inalienable rights.

If you have a society which views “the other” as subhuman – worthy of death, then you can’t just slather on “democracy” without creating a totalitarian government ruled either by the majority or by a minority with the tacit cooperation of those who choose to remain silent and side with the ruling minority party.

Hitler came to power through the ballot box and then proceeded to create a totalitarian regime by butchering his opponents.  At no time did the Nazi party represent more than a small percentage of the German populace Рyet they rose to power and created a force which nearly destroyed large swaths of Europe, Asia and Africa.

The only way Germany was able to create a democratic tradition was to have the bulk of its male population of fighting age kill via war and the rest of the population de-programmed over the course of the following decades of explicit or de-facto occupation.

Over the course of the next decade, America will learn the wisdom of this as the experiment of Afghanistan, Iraq and the Arab Spring unwind into various levels of totalitarian horror.

— Robert Light

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