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.