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How Can You Laugh at a Time Like This?

Gypsy & Willy

No. 445

MORE Democracy...MUCH More

March 4, 2009

Socialism, even the limited form suggested in our last essay, needs democracy. Otherwise, it is just the elites...those with the money and the connections to rise to positions of political power...deciding who gets what from the limited pie of taxation. The failure of communism...which, after all, was also a form of socialism...can be directly traced to the lack of democracy in those nations. When our founding fathers wrote the constitution, men like John Adams feared the "mob"...us...to make rational decisions concerning the country. So they instituted a number of "checks and balances" that...like the ascendancy of the administrative branch over the other tow arms of government...or the institution of the senate populated then, as now, almost entirely consist\ing of the power elite...would keep us "under control" and relatively harmless. Real democracy, with the people actually having a real say in how things are done, was replaced by representative government...which gradually devolved into the dog and pony show it now is. Parties have replaced social clubs as the powers behind the throne, but the result is the same.

So here's a few more changes to contemplate:

Now these ideas should give you something to chew on. Future essays will deal with some social issues, so stay tuned.

Talk to you later...

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