The facts of the matter:
Democracy is better
And freedom is best.
But is it sustainable?
Even though we are
All created equal,
Some of us have evolved,
Into more equal beings.
While others have regressed.
So, to protect
The majority’s equal rights—
We must amend the laws of nature;
For their preservation.
More freedom for the more equal;
Dictates less for the rest.
For their simple brains
Can’t seem to grasp—
The concept of liberty
Their interpretation is free rein.
When uncultured beings
Have undisciplined freedom;
They tend to go extinct
And we always get stuck—
Cleaning up their mess.
By: ElRoyPoet © 2020
“Plato, one of the earliest thinkers and writers about democracy, predicted that letting people govern themselves would eventually lead the masses to support the rule of tyrants.
When I tell my college-level philosophy students that in about 380 B.C. he asked ‘does not tyranny spring from democracy’, they’re sometimes surprised, thinking it’s a shocking connection.
But looking at the modern political world, it seems much less far-fetched to me now. In democratic nations like Turkey, the U.K., Hungary, Brazil and the U.S., anti-elite demagogues are riding a wave of populism fueled by nationalist pride. It is a sign that liberal constraints on democracy are weakening.
To philosophers, the term ‘liberalism’ means something different than it does in partisan U.S. politics. Liberalism as a philosophy prioritizes the protection of individual rights, including freedom of thought, religion and lifestyle, against mass opinion and abuses of government power.”
Excerpt from Why tyranny could be the inevitable outcome of democracy
“Here’s a gloomy proposition: Eventually, a nuclear exchange is inevitable. The atomic genie was released from the bottle at Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. The city was destroyed, and more than 200,000 civilians were killed, instantly or within a few days, or years later from the effects of radiation. But the world was not as horrified as we might now imagine. Many were simply relieved that World War II was finally over, and the ghastly carnage at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was quietly folded into the suffering and deaths of millions during the war…
We have tried to outlaw some of the most brutal and inhumane weapons—poison gas, biological agents, napalm and even nuclear weapons—but we’ve never succeeded. Putin is reportedly using cluster bombs in Ukraine. No, if we create a weapon, sooner or later, we will use it. Nothing indicates that we will make any special exception for nuclear weapons.”
Excerpt from It doesn’t take a madman to start a nuclear war
“Though liberty is established by law, we must be vigilant, for liberty to enslave us is always present under that same liberty. Our Constitution speaks of the ‘general welfare of the people’. Under that phrase all sorts of excesses can be employed by megalomaniacal tyrants—to make us bondsmen.” By: Marcus Tullius Cicero