Monday, 4 August 2008

Manichean delusions

There is no need to actively engage in the workings of a democratic state, or to commit oneself to understanding, questioning and influencing the decisions of governing elites through a perpetual process of mass-education, consideration, argument and action - if all the problems of the world are down to the bogeyman.
The existence of a bogeyman makes the whole thing moot, because any questioning becomes disloyalty.
Thus democracies lose their vigour and flop uselessly back into elective aristocracy.
The malaise of western democracy is a gullible sloth.

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