Monday, 8 December 2014

The Second Enlightenment - Debunking Democracy


More people seem to be waking up to the fact that
populist democracy controlled by money is a political dead-end. 

However, just as otherwise enlightened individuals such as Galileo and Newton dared not deny God, modern-day democracy skeptics are hesitant to challenge its sanctity. Without God, one’s doomed. Without democracy, life’s unthinkable. That’s the mantra. Don’t question.

Capitalistic liberal democracy (let’s call it Democracy with a big dee) bears many resemblances to its religious predecessor. God and Democracy are similarly upheld by faith rather than reason, analysis, or benchmarked assessment. Democracy, a virtual replacement of God in most of ex-Christendom, is equally absolute and elusive, impossible to define. Politics in the USA, France, Italy, Greece, Japan, India, Switzerland, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya etc. differ in form, substance, and spirit. Even buddies like the US and UK have markedly different political structures. But as long as they hoist the Democracy banner, all is fine. Like God, Democracy’s good by tautology. Details are unimportant. 

二次啓蒙運動:破除民主迷信


越來越多人開始醒覺到肆意式西方民主,
搭個資本主義,對老百姓來說是末路一條。
連當初宣佈歷史終結的主教級民主學者福山教授,也改變了看法,對民主的現狀和前景表示擔憂。只有民主嘍囉們仍然懵然不知,繼續歇斯底里地高喊口號。奇怪的是,就算較為清楚民主弊病的人,也甚少直接指出西方民主是問題核心,好像民主是上帝,批評要懂分寸,適可而止。從前的科學天才如伽里略和牛頓者,也不敢漏半句懷疑上帝的話。不信上帝,天誅地滅。沒有民主,民不聊生。這是聖經,是真理,是咒語。要一心不二地念熟,不要多想多問。

西方話語下的民主世界,與宗教相似之處甚多。要知道,所謂西方社會,大體上是基督教世界的延續。歐洲經過近兩千年的神權統治,脫離了上帝只不過是很近期的事,社會里仍然潛伏著某程度的宗教迷信,並不出奇。