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Democracy. “We the people…” Majority rule. We have been taught that our republican form of government is more than rule by elected representatives. Rather, if our leaders enforce our will, we have instead a representative democracy instead. Is this really so? Are our leaders implementing our values and enforcing our will?
I have addressed the subversion of the democracy by big money interests already.1 Some set aside our democracy for another concern. They say that democracy is tyranny because majority groups will trump the concerns of minority interests. In order to ensure minority rights, they reason that they must govern apart from the will of the people. In the process, they presume against the good nature of a free people to treat others fairly. This thinking gravitates to some kind of liberal totalitarism: the elite governing for their own interests on the pretext of benevolence toward those considered less fortunate.
It is no wonder that those who seek such rule follow after charisma. Their values actually call for a king. Do you really want a king? On the other hand those seeking fair representation conduct themselves more cautiously. I have seen this effect in most every presidential election I have witnessed.
is interesting that this
kind of thinking is behind both Western socialism and what we call
communism. The comparison to communism
may startle some. Cold war propoganda has
kept us from seeing that it is actually a very Western ideology. Strangely, its original aims were very
liberal. Like Western liberals, they
imagined themselves the advocates of the working class.
They wanted to grant them liberties. They
also rationalized that the common people
were not able to govern themselves; that autocracy was a necessary
what they thought were noble ends. Instead
of advancing their goals, they instead oppressed the
class they sought to benefit. Can
all of this
headed? As America and the West become
less democratic and former communist nations become more like them,
and quest for power might advance globalism in ways the average
not like in the end. A world government
according to the pattern spoken against in the Bible is not at all
unlikely. Are you ready?
As an alternative, the promotion and spread of Christianity, with its values of kindness and love, could secure fairness toward others without the tyranny of those elites who have so labored to assimulate Christianity into its false postmodern utopia.
January 12, 2010 created.
January 13, 2010 added minor improvements