The Left insists that if people don’t vote for the Left on Tuesday, it constitutes what the Left styles a “threat to our Democracy.”
But what if they do?
Then it is all-but-certain there will be as much “democracy” in this country as there was in countries such as the German Democratic Republic – the former East Germany – or is, in the current Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.
Also National Socialist Germany, where “democracy” voted in the National Socialists. After which there was no more voting.
In a country where “the people” are said to rule, only a few people actually rule. They are the people who claim to speak for the people. They are the people who tell the people what they’ll do. Americans got a taste of that kind of rule in early 2020 and for the ensuing several years.
The people were told to stop working. To stop visiting. To put distance between themselves and other people. To wear garments the people had never voted must be worn. Then told by the people – the ones in charge of “our democracy” – that they must submit themselves to being injected with drugs “the people” were never given the opportunity to vote nay or yay on.
The CDC is very “democratic.” So also Dr. Fauci. And Governors Whitmer and Cuomo, too.
That is what “democracy” always is in fact, in practice – as opposed to rhetoric.
It is that inevitably, because it is an impossibility for “the people” to rule, for “the people’ exist only as a rhetorical device. But the people are fooled into accepting rulership over themselves by the people because it sounds as if they – rather than the people are in charge. The people mostly do not examine the proposition closely and for that reason do not see (perhaps do not want to see) that only a few people – the people – give the orders “the people” are expected to obey.
So it must be in any “democracy” – which is a collective.
And when there is a collective, someone (or a few of them) must run it because in a collective, someone (or a few someones) must decide. Because the actual people – as in the population – constitutes millions of people, each with their own opinions and set of priorities. These must be subordinated to the authority of a handful of people.
And that is why the Left is very much in favor of “democracy.” Especially “ours.” By which, of course, the Left means theirs.
It is also why the Left never speaks of “our Republic.” That being the form of government specifically and repeatedly mentioned in the documents that formed the ideological as well the legal basis of . . . our Republic.
As opposed to “our Democracy,” which the men who wrote the founding documents did all they could to prevent from ever coming into being.
A Republic is a form of government in which “the people” do not rule. Rather, the people’s rights are respected – by limiting what the people can do to the people. Rights are defined as individual rather than collective – the latter being an etymological absurdity (as well as a moral atrocity) since collectives have no life and to speak of non-living things as having “rights” is absurd – while insisting these fatuous collective “rights” supersede those of the individual is evil.
The Left likes “democracy,” alright . . . so long as it serves to eliminate what many people think they’re in favor of when the Left uses the term. Just the same as “free speech,” which the Left says it favors so long as it serves to gain them the power to eliminate it.
The common thread being whatever serves the interests of the Left. And the Left is fundamentally interested in one thing only.
Until that is achieved – until that is cemented in place – the Left will speak in gentle bromides about “our democracy,” hoping people will fail to understand until it is too late for dawning realization to matter much.
People understood – too late – in the “democracies” of Eastern Europe. They understand all-too-well in the “democratic” People’s Republic of North Korea.
Here’s to hoping enough Americans understand what is meant by “our democracy” when the Left talks about “threats” to it.
Such as democratically voting it out – before it is no longer possible to do that or anything else about it.
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