Democracy's Road to Tyranny

Posted by  $  Solver 5 months, 1 week ago to Politics
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“Plato, in his Republic, tells us that tyranny arises, as a rule, from democracy. Historically, this process has occurred in three quite different ways.”

“The first road to totalitarian tyranny (though by no means the most frequently used) is the overthrow by force of a liberal democracy through a revolutionary movement, as a rule a party advocating tyranny but unable to win the necessary support in free elections.”

“The second avenue toward totalitarian tyranny is “free elections.” It can happen that a totalitarian party with great popularity gains such momentum and so many votes that it becomes legally and democratically a country’s master.”

“Then there is the third way in which a democracy changes into a totalitarian tyranny...”

Article from 1988,
https://fee.org/articles/democracys-r...


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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 5 months ago
    The founders thought of democracy as a filthy word. It represents mob rule. It pits the majority against the minority. It is pure peer pressure. Democracies sacrifice the individual. When Ben Franklin exited the founders meeting to establish the new government he was asked by a woman what kind of Government was selected .He replied a republic madam if you can keep it.
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