The Definition of Democracy Today
Today's version of Democracy
Although pure or direct democracy does not actually exist in practice, there is something akin to it in the small homogeneous country of Switzerland, but this type of democracy is not suited for large diverse populations. This is because democracy always ends up becoming a control upon the few, the minority.
Democracy by itself is a term that is meaningless unless it is defined as pure or some other type. But regardless of which type of democracy you mention, democracy is still a very controlling system of government. Today, pure democracy is unworkable; therefore all democracies must be defined as what type of controls they have.
A representative democracy is just as unworkable as pure democracy unless this democratic control is governed by a set of equalizing rules, to help prevent the dominating majority from subjecting the minority. But in adding this set of limitations or rules the principles of democracy are voided, this then becomes something new and different from pure democracy. The rules prohibit democracy from following it's natural course.
Democracy then, is just a word used as smoke and mirrors to hide from those not paying attention; the true agenda at work, what the real controlling system is, and who is really to benefit.
The question then is begged, who makes what rules? The democracy? Then the rules are unfair, based on the unfairness of democracy itself. Benevolent leaders or politicians? This approach will have only temporary good results and will eventually become unworkable as these leaders are eventually replaced. An ideal? This is the better way, by using a concept, collection of rules or a written constitution, based on fixed ideological principles. Ideological principles are ideas that exist inside every one of us, either developed and leaned through agency and self-control by virtuous living and moral practices, or by participating in or being controlled through ignorance and deceit.
There are TWO and only TWO fixed ideological principles at work throughout all written and unwritten laws of government. Even from the beginning of time there are two systems only. Either slavery and control or freedom and agency: AGENCY is moral responsibility (self control) coupled with freedom to do as one wishes. CONTROL is the great enslaving lie of false freedom through moral decadency, coupled with indulgence. Will you choose life, liberty and respect for property or universal plunder, slavery and death? You will find one or both of these principles at work in all governments today. Agency being enthroned as the ideology of Liberty or control as sponsored by Imperialists, Socialists and the like.
Today's Controlling Democracy and The Ideal of Socialism.
To master the power of democracy (the majority to control the minority), for a large diverse population, a new kind of democracy needed to be born, a democracy specializing in a new form of democratic and authoritarian control, an authoritarian democracy. This new concept was embodied by Karl Marx in his work "The Communist Manifesto" and has evolved as today's version of democracy, Social-Democracy, although today it is just called democracy at the exclusion of other types of democracy.
As the father of this worldwide socialist movement, Karl Marx introduced his new form of democracy as a replacement for the system of imperialism. This new style of government included the self-enslaving elements of democracy, adding an authoritarian socialist regime, the controlling bureaucracy (the Party), cheered on and reasoned with a false freedom built from a perverse morality. In his work Marx suggests that society must be controlled to be benevolent and productive, but sponsoring a false freedom based on the morality of humanism. He further suggests that social structures and social securities are the business of the government. Society to be directed by powerful controlling governmental mechanisms.
Today democracy is a form of authoritarianism, designed as a compromise to Imperialism on the road to Socialism. This version of democracy is maintained through the process of appeasing the masses, for a select group of prodigies and intellectuals to hold on to power. An individual finds that his rights are not necessarily in the interests of the majority groups and are often overlooked for their "higher" interests. These democratic organizations become most abusive as their leaders in their efforts to gain and maintain political power resort to crowd pleasing by offering huge social programs (programs to rob from the minority-mostly-productive and give to the majority-mostly-unproductive). Additionally the bureaucratic/administrative principles of plunder, license, and regulation become "moral" and legal through this type of democracy. An individual finds nearly every aspect of his life controlled by some legalized code or regulation. Democracy becomes a contest to see how evenly the plunderous social programs can be distributed. Finally democracy turns into a bureaucracy for providing social programs, and for regulating most of society. Democracy becomes socialism or even moves towards the extremes of communism (socialism maintained by force).
One of the greatest threats to our Republic, the Constitution and the laws of Liberty are demagogues such as activists, special interest groups and political organizations that wish to win public support through democracy and its institutions. Get popular opinion behind you and you can do anything, including circumvent and over-throw a republican form of government. Will Liberty die because of people deciding to be ruled by the principles of democracy? Only if "we the people" allow it.
Is The United States Of America A Democracy? And the Ideal Of Liberty.
Regardless of what you may have been taught, the United States of America is not a democracy. Elements of a democracy certainly may have been allowed to play a small part in our government (such as a majority vote in the senate, but even in this there are constitutional bounds and restrictions). Our republican government was established by a written contract (Constitution) between the founding fathers acting on behalf of "We the people" and our government, with the purpose of the government to "secure the blessing of liberty" (Preamble, United States Constitution).
The American principle of liberty, our rights, are protected by the Constitution's careful plan for the restriction to be upon government. Declaring that people receive their rights from a creator, government was told not to tamper with our rights but to preserve them. To protect our rights from any entity or group, foreign or domestic, demagogues or political groups. The Constitution held the ideology of liberty, our rights, high above and out of reach of the will of the majority.
Our government was founded not as a democracy, for the establishment of social securities, and entitlements for all, and anything else the majority may wish for, but with liberty and justice for all.
Our government was established so that all men, being created equal could peruse their endeavors for life, liberty and property, with a minimum of government imposition, necessary only to maintain and protect our God given unalienable rights. The elements of worldly government (democracy, socialism, imperialism, etc.) are constantly being held in check and fought back from taking over by the institutions set up by the Constitution. The Constitution would have died years ago if this country were a democracy.
The United States of America was founded upon the principles of: 1. A Republican form of government, the willful combining of the individual right to use force to protect our life, liberty and property, our unalienable rights. With a 2. Constitution wherein we organize and support a limited government established to only sustain and defend our unalienable rights through the enactment and enforcement of laws, judged to be in the best interest and defense of these rights. 3. The Ideology of Liberty: the God given unalienable right of everyone to do, be, and have whatever they desire so long as it does not infringe upon the unalienable rights of others.
Our form of government was not established as a democracy. In fact, seldom if ever will one see reference to democracy in the founding documents of our nation, at least in a positive context. Peculiar, don't you think if we are suppose to live in a democracy as many have been teaching? Consider that in the past, we had Liberty coins, not Democracy coins. We have the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Democracy. We pledge allegiance to the flag, and to the Republic for which it stands, not the democracy for which it stands. Patrick Henry said: "Give me Liberty or give me death!", not "Give me democracy or give me death".
The ideology of Liberty suggests and implies that people should choose
to be benevolent and productive, as part of God's moral code. That society
will create for itself non-governmental organizations to deal with social needs, that
government is established by society to sustain and defend the unalienable (God given)
rights of the individual, and limited only to this function. Political power to remain
with-in the individual and his society.
The teachings that the United States of America is a democracy can be traced back to around the mid 1800s. Europe was struggling through imperialist expansion and socialist revolution, with their agents spilling over into America, preaching their doctrines of imperial-supremacy and social-democracy. America going through a growth spurt of its own was being bombarded all around with preaching and adherence to these ideologies.
As Europe became entrenched in conflict and revolution continuing through two world wars, momentum was solidifying for a worldwide social-democracy, to mediate the forces of imperialism and socialism. The League of Nations was attempted, then the United Nations, to promote the worldwide incorporation of social-democracy. For over a century efforts have been sponsored by international ruling ³lites to get the U.S. government won over to the doctrine of social-democracy, this to lure us into participation and eventually governance by international organizations.
International ruling ³lites would like you to believe that your country is a democracy so you will abandon the ideals of the Constitution and join the world community's social-democratic movement run by socialist ideals.
Had America been wise we would have realized the changes underway, we would have stood up for Liberty and held out for the world to adopt our inspired constitutional principles, rather than us adopt their worldly, secular organizations.