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Liberty or Democracy?

Posted by timpj5 on September 13, 2008

There is a notion in today’s political landscape and in the media that democracy is the highest human ideal.  The United States current foreign policy doctrine is that of spreading democracy around the world… as though democracy were somehow morally superior to other forms of rule.  It has become a common “Americanism”.  That to be an American you must support the idea of democracy, the form of government this country were founded on (well, technically we’re a democratic Republic… but I don’t want comments stressing the details).

The Founding Fathers, however, did not audaciously aspouse the tenants of democracy as the bedrock of society.  For how can democracy be the bedrock of society.  It is no more righteous a form of government as socialism, fascism or dictatorship.  Government, by nature, is the means to forcibly coerce its subjects into submission in some form or fashion and the merits of any form of government are related very distinctly to the character of those directing that same government.  So, in effect, the form of government isn’t as critical as those who rule it.  Democracy, to the Founding Fathers, was merely the least problematic.

The Los Angeles Times (this may be the only time I ever quote the LA Times by the way) editorial in 1992 said this:

“Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote. Those rights are spelled out in the Bill of Rights and in our California Constitution. Voters and politicians alike would do well to take a look at the rights we each hold, which must never be chipped away by the whim of the majority.”

True and unfettered democracy is not the bedrock of American society and we would do well not to spread that same democratic ideal around the globe.  A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.” (Thomas Jefferson)  Democracy determines the fate of a few by the whim of many; contrasted starkly with dictatorship, the fate of many determined by the whim of few (or one).  The merit of both is held firmly with the character of those determining the fates of others.  For, you see, a democracy can be just as harsh a ruler as a dictatorship and much more difficultly overthrown because the Head is the mob.

Liberty, though forgotten by some, IS the bedrock of the United States Constitution and the foundation of our society.  Carefully crafted by the Founding Fathers was the document that conspired to limit the powers of the mob (ie. Government) and protect the Liberty of the individual.  Liberty is the only unwavering political platform. All others shift and sway at the whims of the crowd and to the delight of the puppet masters.  Just read the Democrat and Republican Party platforms from 70 – 80 years ago contrasted with those same platforms today.  Liberty is the only “doctrine” worth spreading around the globe.

To the chagrin of our career politicians in Washington, however, Liberty cannot be spread around the world thru war.  Liberty is a consciousness of one’s God-given rights and can only be taken, never bestowed.  For any government gracious enough to bestow one with his Liberty is also powerful enough to take that Liberty away.  Liberty is the highest of strictly Human ideals. Thomas Jefferson said it best, “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”

If every politician stood for Liberty today, how much different would our nation, our world be?

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2 Responses to “Liberty or Democracy?”

  1. Anonymous said

    Real democracy is still an unattainable ideal, and even then, there is no system in the world as a basis, rule or sense of comparison for evaluation of full and genuine democracy, and neither can exist, because we have to get their essence and see who benefits. For the ancient Greek aristocracy existed broader “democracy”, but for the slaves, the oppressed, the downtrodden, the destitute, the disenfranchised and excluded (which were the absolute majority), democracy was only an empty word.
    The political organization, or government of the people, by the people and for the people, which is founded on popular sovereignty and the balanced distribution of power, that to strengthen the process of democracy, has to act on a continuous and hard to reach an outcome that benefits or take into account the real interests of the majority. And again, can not be safeguarded in the first place, preserving, securing or guaranteeing all costs the political domain of a privileged minority.
    And besides, the political organization of all the people can not endure as a regime unsympathetic to the evolution of social institutions, and neither must serve as the fulcrum for the salvation of the political regime hostile political and social innovations, which is not committed to the changes that aspire to the improvements or renovations to receiving the absolute majority of the population.
    The political organization, or government of the people, by the people and for the people, can not only serve as a ruse, or relied on by the choice of ordinary elections venal and deceitful agents representing professional sly with that jockey would read and say nothing to express respect or protect the interests of the majority.
    The doctrine or political regime founded on the principles of popular sovereignty and equitable distribution of power can not only serve as a hoax, justifying unfair lawsuits that assert the political domination of the interests of the institutions that defend the economic structure that favors the lesser part of society , which uses economic power to effect or hyping their venal attorneys representing professional sly cronies and populist.
    The political organization of all the people or government of the people, by the people and for the people, must always work to defend the real interests of the majority of the population, aiming to perform a sensible application of rational activity in the production of material goods and spiritual, so that the absolute majority to win or achieve the necessary benefits and opportunities they need.
    And yet, the thieves and untrustworthy agents representing professional sly carrying politically stimulating the popular passions in pursuit of personal political advantage, or who cling to the traditions and reject all kinds of political and social innovations, and who are always pretend fooling absolute majority with false pieties and fraudulent collusion, collusion and bargaining, policies or attitudes that are to make promises of wonderful achievements, creating a climate of expectation and hope for evading the majority of people.
    The absolute majority, made ​​up of people of modest circumstances with few resources, and living only on the stipend of his work, so the same way as all other subjugated, exploited, oppressed, destitute, deprived and excluded people, to strengthen the process of democracy for the majority of people, or gain political power in conjunction with his real and true representatives unselfish, affectionate, renewals political, moral or social, must constantly raged against those who are striving to conserve the current political and social status.
    And to gain the essential benefits they need, the absolute majority of popular power has to avoid that the system of exploitation and economic power, which serves the interests of the privileged minority, fail to induce the masses to error when powerful tricks to dominate and oppress the poor.
    And further, the absolute majority it has to be organized, enlightened and well informed to strengthen the democratic process, and have the power or the right to decide and act for the conquest of political power.
    And, likewise, never leaving or staying believing everything in the hands of attorneys representing professional madrasas corrupt demagogues, opportunists and swindlers, the hostile political and social innovations, which use the sorrelfa or any other expedient only to achieve personal benefits and promotions , misleading or deceiving and controlling the life of an absolute majority, without even providing services designed to deliver improvements in social conditions, to really change the lives of those less fortunate.
    The absolute majority must always realize the importance in participating in public affairs and social skills, constantly striving to achieve goals, objectives and opportunities for the reason that, the value is actually the means of achieving a dignified human existence with better quality of life.
    And therefore the absolute majority should not be resigned to live suffering and dying for the owners of the food situation, ie, accepting everything that a machine designed to keep the field of minority bourgeois; be determined in time or time in which holds that the powerful privileges to feel threatened, will serve up every time the army, of “justice” of prisons and punitive organs, to thus stay in power at any cost, displacing and subjugating Most, or leaving her submissive, aloof and remote from the direction and management of public affairs and social issues.
    All nations of the free world must find its own form of expression, to win their own freedom and blaze his own path. The people are sovereign to decide their own destiny and build the process of democracy and freedom in accordance with its ideals of development, or social, cultural, political and economic.
    And, at any time, the nations of the free world, should allow interference in its internal affairs by any force or imperial power.
    The people of each country has every right to fight for its social and national liberation, and choose the best path of development.
    All nations must be free, sovereign and independent of any imperialist interference, to design and build the process of democracy and freedom, as their ideals of development or social, cultural, political and economic, claim always to ensure the sovereignty and independence national.
    Therefore, the will of an absolute majority of people in change and to defend an ideal that meets the interests or wishes of the majority of the population, can also constitute itself as a process of freedom and democracy when it happens, when tens of million people come to the conclusion that one can not keep living like this and thus chose the path of social revolution for national liberation.
    The processes of democracy are diverse and reflect the political, social and cultural development of each nation. Democracies are based on fundamental principles and practices not in uniform because there is no real model, perfect shape, or full copy of Democracy in the world, and there is no single model that fits all regions and all countries.
    The system by which governs the self-centered, arrogant, extremist imperial regime of the United States of America, which to judge the champion of “democracy”, for example, is nothing but a tyrannical power of the bourgeoisie and monopoly capital, in that In the organization of American political power, all powers are united in the hands of the ruling class, which does not allow any threat to its rule, and that can not be contradicted, criticized or have organized opposition unfavorable prerogatives, ideals or principles bourgeois; as capital and the interests of the bourgeoisie in the first place and must be defended at any cost.
    And, as a result, the U.S. imperial tyrannical regime, is always compressed in the narrow confines of the farm and therefore always remains in essence a scheme for the minority bourgeois exploiter, uniquely for the propertied classes, only for the rich.
    All noisy propaganda of “Democracy” in the United States of America, is but a thin layer, behind which it becomes increasingly difficult not to hide or disguise the big bourgeoisie and the dictatorship of monopoly capital.
    Therefore, the disastrous U.S. imperial regime, is the exercise of a privileged minority and owner on the exploited majority, indigent, destitute and excluded. It is therefore the dominant minority bourgeois class dictatorship that exercises to strengthen, maintain or strengthen their positions.
    The covert political regime and illusory national-imperialist “democratic” United States of America, is nothing but a circus, a sham, a fraud, a charade, a make-believe with marked cards, just to tell and bluff that this is “democracy” for the majority.
    Therefore, the functions of political institutions of democracy “bourgeois, is to ensure the class rule (dictatorship) of the bourgeoisie and their privileges.
    The greedy imperial regime of the USA, is a form of nationalist government in which all powers to amass in the hands of groups linked to parties representing the interests of the bourgeoisie.
    Therefore, the United States of America, only two major parties of the bourgeoisie alternate in power for decades and, in that consensus, cheat and deceive the majority when representing and defending the interests of capital and social layer that holds privileges.
    The Democratic and Republican parties are colluding, who has commitments to the privileged minority, that is, each is supported by limited groups of the bourgeoisie and monopoly capital, which seek only to enrich and serve its own interests.
    The two parties do not add anything to the majority, and even disguise the existence of simulating the position of ideological opposition to one another. But the essence is ever the same, ie in a broader sense, the bourgeoisie is always in charge, controlling or conducting quiet power with any form of administration (with its two or more parties similar) and, without objection on his dictatorship .
    And the sight of this, both parties are representatives of the ruling class, and whose difference does not go much beyond the name. And this does not mean that the absolute majority of the people, or just want to just merely the existence of these two parties.
    In the U.S., the Democratic and Republican parties are colluding, that consensus, deceive voters always delegate the representatives of the bourgeoisie and the Great Monopoly Capital: the power to decide all the time laws in favor of the ruling class. And, under these conditions the key positions in the organs of power in the world of capital, are always occupied by representatives of the bourgeoisie.
    By the way, both parties have large space on the media in the Media and Advertising Agencies, which represents a powerful means of ideological influence and be exactly those which are under the domination of the ruling class, which while being privileged minority , is yet all powerful.
    Voters are induced to error effectively, to think that deciding for either of the two parties will be changes, but nothing changes and the nature is always immutable.
    Before that, no different character oppressive, hostile, aggressive and expansionist policy of obsessive imperial U.S., and, just to observe the way the nefarious American Empire, leads a negotiation in which gangster do diplomacy, in which bluff, bully Threaten and lie to the international community.
    Well, it’s like changing six per half dozen, as in the U.S., the two parties deceive the masses, and contribute greatly to reduce the influence of other parties and thus help to keep people trapped in bourgeois ideology.
    It is true that in the U.S., there are other parties but that has not the slightest chance of competing with the economic power of these two parties of the bourgeoisie, in addition, U.S. law hinders maximum participation of other parties in elections inventing numerous subterfuge and legal obstacles, including for example, the need to collect thousands of signatures in a very short time held in the presence of witnesses and recorded notoriously obtaining licenses for the collectors of signatures, etc. And even if the other parties manage to overcome all barriers, electoral commissions often deprive us of the possibility of participating in elections under the pretext of the signatures were illegible or any other pretext invented.
    Manipulation of consciousness of the population, applies widely in the U.S., in order that the people always elect politicians who represent the interests of the bourgeoisie and monopoly capital – to decide on all the time laws in favor of the income of the ruling class privileged.
    And, to manipulate the consciousness of the masses, the bourgeois propaganda extensively uses a special political language, which distorts and obscures the real meaning of events.
    The pretense of legislating projects or social and political reforms, but mainly in order to safeguard, preserve, ensure and guarantee the power at any cost or policy area the privileged minority, or the interests of the affluent social stratum: the venal, mendacious and wicked political representatives of the bourgeoisie, when elected, then they take forever or hinder the achievements made by the people, which is benefiting the vast majority of the population.
    And this cunning scheme of deceptions, the word “democracy” is just a slogan used by the bourgeoisie, to keep themselves in power, or achieve goals and objectives, tricking or deceiving the vast majority of the people.
    Though only palliative make concessions to the popular masses, or even political maneuvers, face the danger of revolutionary crisis, or even argue that the people live in a society whose “democracy” reflects the will and interests of the majority, which , all have opportunities to achieve goals and objectives, without prejudice or distinction, and where everyone can reach.
    n the U.S. the “freedom of speech and expression” and the exercise of rights of association and assembly, including participation in nongovernmental organizations and unions, yet remain; since, are not affecting the interests of the bourgeoisie and monopoly capital; but at any time when the authorities that constitute the bourgeois political organization, consider that the interests of the bourgeoisie and capital are being undermined by public acts and collective feelings and opinions taken by the exploited, oppressed, destitute, deprived and excluded – then these events will be considered “illegal ” and “abusive”and can be prevented, prosecuted, scattered or repressed by the police. Therefore, the bourgeoisie when it feels uncomfortable, always uses the state machinery for compelling the social repression of his opponents.
    The insidious and shameless bourgeoisie with political organization protects itself always in defense of private interests, by making use of the strategy to muster the people who toil and live in modest means and those in hardship and needs, bringing up some against each other, aiming thereby disjungir and weaken the unit. And thus forcing those who work conformed to accept the lives they lead, because the bourgeoisie inzoneira places society against all dismissed that claim and fight for improvements in their lives; with invective by saying that the workers or with their diligent claims, undermine the work of the entire society.
    Democracies understand that one of its main functions is to protect basic human rights such as freedom of expression, the right to equal legal protection, and the opportunity to organize and participate fully in political, economic and cultural society.
    The U.S. imperialists who think themselves the “guardians ” of human rights, legalize torture, invade and destroy sovereign nations; finance bizarre attacks using weapons of more advanced weapons technologies, which sacrifice themselves to lives of thousands of people.
    Moreover, the imperialists devastate entire countries, playing their populations in poverty, to promote bloody occupation and destruction. Similarly, establishing puppet dictators who murder hundreds of thousands of men, women and innocent children, besides the economic and social devastation, and all this simply to satisfy the interests of monopoly capital.
    “Democracy is for the American empire, as the U.S. rule, dictate the rules, and subjugate the people undergoing the condition and position of servitude, exploitation, passivity, dependence, obedience, submission, subservience and control, but when the people free it surged, and try to put themselves or to oppose against the interference, greed, domination, tyranny, or will U.S. interests – then this will be considered a dictatorship to the U.S. empire. ”
    People who really yearn to be free, sovereign and independent, and for this, come join a consistent way to build the development of democratic processes, as their social, cultural, political and economic conditions and thus advocate to not be in hands, knees, submissive, obedient, subservient under control, or serving the interests and purposes of American imperialism.
    And so, failing to pray in the booklet of the United States of America, these people are persecuted, and their free and fair elections are considered by the empire of illegal or fraudulent, because the U.S. imperialists will only accept elections regimes harmless, helpless, puppets Subservient, supportive and minions of the Empire. Moreover, the government elected by those free peoples who do not accept being subject to the whims of the United States of America, are always labeled or buffeted of totalitarian tyranny, dictatorship and its enemies.
    The Imperious oppressive regime of the U.S., which always argues with the international community, to make economic sanctions, embargoes or restrictive measures designed to obstruct the commerce and communications of free nations, sovereign and independent, opposing the policy of imperial expansion and domination.
    And, with these measures, the catchy, powerful, arrogant, dangerous, brutal and threatening U.S. empire, which is considered above the law, aimed mainly harm the economy of the free territories, so that thereby makes them power and thus overthrow or impossible to implement and further the development with freedom, independence and sovereignty of free nations, which stepchildren in subjecting themselves to the positions of imperial domination and tyranny of the U.S..
    The Americans who consider themselves the masters of power and status, scholars haughty, superior and better than the whole human race – with its system of government founded on the power of domination and unrestrained, with provocative stance, the empire install military bases in all regions of the world to demonstrate prevail or brute force, to intimidate and threaten the free world, with military exercises constant and large scale.
    For the imperialists try to evade all forms of human nature, by placing the truth upside down, when they present themselves as champions of “freedom” and “democracy”, including making use of these principles with dogged cavil that are the only and real “representatives” or “defenders” of these ideals.
    However, all this is pure trickery in an attempt to justify, convince or impress the mind of the international community, that the interventions that are fair in free countries, sovereign and independent, which are repugnant to subject themselves or to submit to imperial domination.
    And, as a result, these free countries, struggling incessantly against imperial aggression and oppression, not to their knees, passive, mild, submissive, quiet, behaved, obedient, under the command, control and absolute mastery of the empire.
    The U.S. imperialists, with its expansion, influence, or even territorial domination, cultural and economic world; use with audacity, cunning and strategy of domination, the two magic words that are considered key, or “Freedom”and “Democracy, ” which are used with subtlety just sophistry to hide their real purposes of possession of the free world.
    However, contrary to enunciate on “Freedom”and “Democracy,” and National farsistas the U.S. imperialists, intent on keeping the free world under the domination, control and authority.
    And for that, so cunning plot on the pretense to deceive or mislead the people, by making use of maneuvers using violence or harm perpetrated; aiming to deprive the people free, sovereign and independent, the use of treachery or hypocritical that the causes that are just defend and fight for “Freedom”and “Democracy.”
    The U.S. empire, with purpose to intimidate the masses and take the reins at the internal politics of nations free, sovereign and independent; maintain a policy of oppression to achieve their goal of dominating the free world.
    And for that, as a truism perspicuity of his intentions, the empire installs and maintains military bases on every continent and, likewise, promote invasion to overthrow legitimate governments of nations free, sovereign and independent, opposing the policy of expansion and domination Imperial.
    And the villain in this manner with its policy rapacious empire, is spreading hostility extorting concessions through the use of threat of weapons and brute force, raw materials and other assets they need.
    For that, rule genocides around the world free, free nations into debt, buy their politicians and governments puppets, marionettes also support states to undertake destabilizing policies, regional discord and misunderstanding or subversive acts violent and intimidating, the service system of the insidious U.S. imperial.
    The all powerful and wealthy U.S. Empire, packaging for the masses and dominate the free world, use it as a strategy to bypass the constant application of the words that are pleasing and are a decisive element, or “Freedom” and “Democracy”; so as to deceive or attempt to justify to the international community, that the acts of aggression and domination that perform throughout the free world, are sublime and fair, and thus falsely claiming that they are the real defenders of these ideals.
    However, when the nation really decide or act according to its own determinations, aspiring to be free, sovereign and independent, organizing the development of democratic processes, depending on their realities, social, cultural, and economic policies and thereby countering U.S. interests Immediately comes the hostile reaction of the empire.
    And conflict with U.S. interests, so ready, comes from the U.S. empire, open treatment, hostile and unfair, animosity inflicted with the free nations – thereby disappearing – the much vaunted and touted extensively words “Liberty” and “Democracy “who hypocritically used as a strategy for empire, the masses of people to undergo a terrible brainwashed, mesmerized and conditioned to believe or accept the U.S.; by mistake and so false, as the sole, legitimate, true real or “representative”and”defender” of these ideals.
    But the truth always appears, ie the real and true intentions of the Almighty, menacing, possessive, brutal, aggressive, arrogant and terrorist American empire, take by storm the world are free to impose their designs with violence through brute force; with total and absolute disregard the resolutions of the international community, when they take out invasive interventions in areas free, sovereign and independent, thus violating the human rights, with blows, truculence, robberies, harassment, repression, torture, massacres, looting and war .
    All nations must be free, sovereign and independent of any imperial power, for so the process of building democracy and freedom in accordance with its ideals of development, or social, cultural, political and economic.
    And, indeed, to gain autonomy and freedom, fearless people of free nations must constantly fight the direct or indirect interference in its internal affairs.
    For it is only applicable to the native peoples of a nation or territory, form an opinion critical of the exercise or performance of his government, and whatever form of government established.
    And, likewise, is only applicable to the native peoples of a free nation, the overthrow of political power drivers side, they deem to be stewards despots, demagogues, corrupt, crooks, opportunists and profiteers, and all this must be done without interference of any foreign imperial power.
    People really free, sovereign and independent of any force or imperial power, should always lay the foundations and goals to constantly strive for the construction of the process of democracy and freedom, as their development ideals that bring them benefits.
    The imperialists use as a strategy of domination both beautiful, magnificent, spectacular, fantastic and wonderful words, which are decisive element, namely, “Liberty ” and “Democracy”, so as to seduce and deceive the masses, sure to guarantee the unrestrained power over the nations free, sovereign, and independents, and thus impose their system of domination that abuses of the ingenuity, superstition, false belief, ignorance or misunderstanding of an absolute majority.
    Only a people conscious, wise, free, sovereign and independent of any force or imperial power, can build the process of democracy and freedom, as their ideals of development or social realities, politics, economics, and all without imperialist interference.
    Therefore, the reality of a free people, with its political organization, must be referenced or binding in all respects, because, before that which actually exists in life, cultural, social, political and economic one people is not like the constitution of the organization other people with their customs and traditions.
    The powerful own the means of production and not wanting to lose their privileges, they do everything to defend them at any cost, even if it is through the use of violence and bloodshed.
    Therefore, do not want to ever allow any time, that the power and benefits are extended to the majority coming from oppression, for that way, the vast majority will not get out of control or policy area of bourgeois political organization.
    But when a powerful nation or territory lost control of the political and, not wanting to be without the domain of power, then turn to Coups often with the help of U.S. imperialism.
    And to ensure your domain and privileges of the bourgeoisie uses will, authoritarianism and an iron hand, always to remain in power at any cost.
    And, to obstruct the democratic process of the formation popular revolutionary bourgeoisie to defend its interests whenever those proponents in providing the necessary strength in the defense or support the interests of the majority.
    The bourgeois class and privileged ruling minority, always uses brute force to have guarantees to prevent any cost, that the vast majority consists of people from modest circumstances with few resources, and the only living stipend of his work, so the same manner as all other subjugated, exploited, oppressed, destitute, deprived and excluded, will organize themselves to form the development of popular revolutionary democratic process, or system of real democracy and freedom to reach the absolute majority of the people.

  2. mat said

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