Is Democracy The Problem Or Could It Be The Semantics?
On several occasions I have addressed the problems associated with democracy. In the first place, the very characteristics which serve to define democracy as a system of governance are the ones which eventually cause it to fail. On the other hand, too often those who should know better attempt to change the definition in mid-stream in a vain attempt to absolve the system from accepting its rightful blame.
In any event for some reason I recently found myself reading an article published some time ago which had been given the somewhat aggressive title, Down With Democracy, and in which the author made the following observation:
The recognition of democracy as a machinery of popular wealth and income redistribution, then, in conjunction with one of the most fundamental principles in all of economics — that one will end up getting more of whatever it is that is being subsidized — provides the key to an understanding of the present age.
I recommend the reader take a moment to click on the link and consider what the author has to say. I might point out here that neither he, nor I, are against the system which many persist in erroneously labeling as a “democracy”.