In a democracy, we don’t incite civil unrest;
we don’t advocate for political violence;
we compromise and negotiate
for peaceful resolutions,
because it’s government by the people,
for all the people.
If we already have the best constitution,
why would you want to replace it?
Is there something better,
that I’m not aware of?
Unless your big idea
is to become an authoritarian state,
so that it only benefits
the members of your group identity
and none of the others.
History has shown us, that when you
don’t cultivate your own garden,
nationalist weeds sprout up
and choke the life out of all the flowers.
By: ElRoyPoet © 2022
Commentary: If you let authoritarianism have the upper hand, we will all become bondsman, and democracy will fail, so we have no choice, but to make sure freedom prevails. Don’t believe the devil’s lies, that you can have it both ways. You can’t support democracy and sell your capitalist soul to autocracy. It’s a trick to weaken your conviction; to destabilize your firm foundation; to make you over confident, that you won’t be affected by the slippery slope that leads to autocracy. If you support autocracy, you are undermining democracy—why is that so hard to understand?
The reason why communists, socialists, fascists and marxists embrace each other is because they don’t feel threaten by each other, so they give each other space, in order to maintain their deception of “honor among thieves”. The only way to save humanity is for truth and democracy to win over deception and autocracy.
“Democracy is the government system that is assigned by the people themselves, where they get the chance to choose whom they want to be ruled by. Eligible candidates take their stand and represent their party to fulfill the people’s needs. It is one of the fairest ways to establish a good government where each person has the power to elect their representative, who is going to work in favor of society and for them.” Excerpt from: 17 Pros and Cons of Democracy
“We must choose to live in this world and to project our own meaning and value onto it in order to make sense of it. This means that people are free and burdened by it, since with freedom there is a terrible, even debilitating, responsibility to live and act authentically. Every human is free, but freedom itself is relative; one must embrace limits, moderation, ‘calculated risk’; absolutes are anti-human. ‘I choose freedom. For even if justice is not realized, freedom maintains the power of protest against injustice and keeps communication open.’ If you are thoroughly committed to an idea, are you compelled to kill for it? [Is this is what happens when polarization takes hold of society?] What price for justice? What price for freedom? Absolutism, and the impossible idealism it inspires, is a dangerous path forward.” Excerpts from: How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free
“The exercise of freedom will always create rebels, because that’s the origin of revolutions. We can’t have a sedentary society, just like we can’t have a perfect union. If you don’t want conflict in your family, church and state, you want fascism, and if that’s what you want, you don’t want democracy.” By: A. Freeman
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” By: Henry David Thoreau
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Bible, Matthew 6:34