xcvsdxvsx (el 02/03/14 a las 8:02 pm)
I've never seen in my life a more naked display of the sort of doublethink
described in the novel 1984. Democracy isnt "choosing your own way". Just
going out and doing the thing that you want to do is "choosing your own
way". Democracy is LITERALLY the exact opposite of "choosing your own way".
Democracy is the situation where you and your neighbor line up to vote on
which of your preferences should be violently imposed on each other. Lets
be clear this is not an argument against democracy. I have a preference
that people not be murdered and im ok with violently imposing that
preference on my neighbor. But to conflate this process with freedom is a
level of doublethink ripped right of the pages of the most dystopian works
of fiction. Its terrifying that some peoples thinking can be so clouded and
so muddy as to not be able to see this. There are certain situations where
imposing your preferences on other people is good but to have the general
public be so confounded as to believe that the imposition of there
preferences on other people is the essence of freedom, this could lead to
very very frightening outcomes indeed.
Lewa500 (el 05/02/14 a las 3:24 pm)
Those people who cry out against democracy wouldn't have been able to do so
if they weren't living in one.
PS: A republic is a form of democratic state.
Jinghpaw Brang (el 18/11/13 a las 4:09 pm)
strapt313 (el 17/01/14 a las 4:26 am)
Democracy is none of these things if you are in the minority. Democracy, by
definition,mob rule. The majority (51%) get to vote on what the minority
(49%) can and cannot do.
Danah Taqi (el 23/07/11 a las 7:33 pm)
Razan Alosaimy (el 23/07/11 a las 5:35 pm)
Democracy is ... your choice for life
Amyn Porbanderwala (el 04/07/11 a las 11:39 pm)
Wesam Khalfalla (el 31/07/11 a las 12:47 pm)
Kropotkin Beard (el 21/02/13 a las 2:43 am)
That it should even be necessary to have to explain is already telling, but
I'll try and keep it brief. Anarchism is now and has always been against
ANY form of hierarchy, of which capitalism leads to and is designed to lead
to nothing but. This is why anarchists, libertarians (real ones, NOT phony
contemporary U.S. loons), socialists, non-state communists, have ALL always
been anti-capitalist. In addition, it's a ruse by the "an-caps" who simply
desire to add certain aspects of anarchism which
obtree (el 22/11/11 a las 12:02 am)
@LibertyCentury Yeah. Modern, representative democracy is a bit different
than direct democracy. It's even worse. Instead of mob rule, the mob elects
a bunch of politicians who vote to control the lives of everybody in
society. The electoral process is so crappy at getting bad politicians out
of office that they, more often than not, don't even listen to the people
that elected them, and instead pander to corporations and special interests.