Laughing at Democracy May 9, 2016Posted by rogerhollander in Democracy, Uncategorized.
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Roger’s note: this wonderfully aesthetic and humorous piece mocks the common illusion that we live in a democracy in the sense that government reflects popular or majority will. Politics and economics are inseparable, and capitalist economy is INHERENTLY undemocratic. There is a simple, yet profound, dictum: there can be no political democracy without economic democracy. No one has described this reality with with more precision that Karl Marx, and that was over 150 years ago. As the song goes, “When will they ever learn?”
The R word stands for revolution, not reform; you cannot reform cancer.
Courtesy of systemhumanity.com, May 3, 2016 / Fantelius
I can’t stop laughing when I hear someone talking about democracy, which, in case you don’t know, means the will or the rule of the majority. It seems that the majority (90%-95%) wants to get poorer and have fewer social services so that the minority can get richer. Hahahaa! Hilarious.
The government is composed of rich, very rich and extremely rich people and their decisions take from the majority and give to the rich minority who get richer and richer. They do this as representatives of the majority, as the officials of democracy.