Beware the call of Direct DemocracySubmitted by TexanInSweden on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 03:01
Dear Daily Paul readers and posters please beware the increasing call for Direct Democracy, it is a trap. Instead we need to return to the original idea of the United States government, A Constitutional Republic. The founding fathers created “a republic, if you can keep it,” as Ben Franklin said, when asked in Philadelphia what kind of government they had given us.
The founding fathers understood that democracy was a trap,
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,” said Thomas Jefferson, “where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.” James Madison agreed, “Democracy is the most vile form of government.” “Democracy,” said John Adams, “never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
I have been hearing the whispers of direct democracy for a while now and it seems to be turning into a roar. I hear it from the Washington Elite, parts of the Occupy crowd, and even Gerald Celente, a man some people here respect. Gerald Celente is quoted in zerohedge today calling for Direct Democracy.
For some years we’ve been seeing the promising stirrings of a global Renaissance; a 'new order' that would reject the gross materialism, excessive consumerism and glorified militarism that has dominated contemporary western societies. But each initiative undertaken to retrofit and change the failing system has had its momentum blocked or sabotaged by the entrenched agents of 'no change.'
Therefore, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only solution is to take that control from the handful of 'them' – the power possessors and power brokers – and put the power into the hands of the people. But how?
I propose … of Direct Democracy – a potentially globe-changing movement that would replace today’s 'representative democracy.' Positive change will not and cannot occur until power is taken away from the power obsessed.
Beware the call for direct democracy! It is the final trap. We have moved away from a thriving republic to a collapsing regulated democracy only to finally fall to a directed democracy. Folks beware this is the endgame for World Government,our only hope for Liberty lies in returning to a Constitutional Republic.
An excellent analysis of the threat of Directed Democracy from the The Daily Bell.
In fact, the emphasis on direct democracy provides the powers-that-be with a kind of political portmanteau. It may serve as a one size fits all solution that can be exported throughout the world within the context of global government. The "transparency meme" we've written about seems to be a restatement of the problem (government corruption, etc.) that "direct democracy" will address.
One of the main modern proponents of direct democracy was Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi's famous Green Book (like Mao's little red book) was a revolutionary primer. His idea, apparently was that Libya would be run via direct democracy; this sort of organization would inform the the "brother-leader" of what to do...
This direct democracy meme is not only a sophisticated one, it's one of the most ambitious we think we've seen yet. This is the shot heard round the world. The Big Kahuna. This may be the beginning of the final push for world government.
Again, Beware the call for direct democracy!!