Monday, December 01, 2008

Accidentally Telling The Truth About Democracy


It is unreasonable to expect the general public will accept major reductions in living standards or comfort and convenience. Simply put, it won’t happen – There is no point in debating the ethics of driving a big car and taking vacations versus making sacrifices to sustain the environment, because history shows that the public has a very limited tolerance for any measures which directly affect their comfort, convenience and other wants.

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People will either skirt the regulations or they will put pressure on politicians to change them. In a democracy, the politicians will always be forced to bow to the will of the people on any matter which is universally disliked.

(They want their damn bread and circus and you’d be a fool to try to talk them into living without them.)

Depleted Cranium


Remember, democracy sets you free from leadership -- and then enslaves you to the selfishness, stupidity, callowness and obliviousness of others. Enjoy your slavery.

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