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Offline King Wenceslas

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The End of Mass Democracy
« on: December 11, 2018, 01:45:15 PM »
Someone came up with the title but it does seem apropos and here is Pat Buchanan to put it into perspective:

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The full-court press is on. Day and night we will be hearing debate on the great question: Will the elites that loathe him succeed in bringing Trump down, driving him from office, and prosecuting and putting him in jail?

Says Adam Schiff, the incoming chair of the House intelligence committee: "Donald Trump may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time."

And what will a watching world be thinking when it sees the once-great republic preoccupied with breaking yet another president? (He is referring to Nixon here.)

Will that world think: Why can't we be more like America?

Does the world still envy us our free press, which it sees tirelessly digging up dirt on political figures and flaying them with abandon?

Among the reasons democracy is in discredit and retreat worldwide is that its exemplar and champion, the USA, is beginning to resemble France's Third Republic in its last days before World War II. (Hopefully so. Until it falls the killings will continue!)

Also, democracy no longer has the field largely to itself as to how to create a prosperous and powerful nation-state.

This century, China has shown aspiring rulers how a single-party regime can create a world power, and how democracy is not a necessary precondition for extraordinary economic progress.

Vladimir Putin, an autocratic nationalist, has shown how a ruined nation can be restored to a great power in the eyes of its people and the world, commanding a new deference and respect.

Democracy is a bus you get off when it reaches your stop, says Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (Love that statement) After the attempted coup in the summer of 2017, Erdogan purged his government and military of tens of thousands of enemies and jailed more journalists than any other nation.

Yet he is welcomed in the capitals of the world.

What does American democracy now offer the world as its foremost attribute, its claim to greatness?

Really nothing Pat. Never really did. It always elects those just above average. This is basically why Satan loves democracies; it's his plaything.

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We are an unserious nation, engaged in trivial pursuits, in a deadly serious world.

If that is true, 2020s could see a lot of fireworks. Just as slavery ONLY ended when the shooting started, I don't believe that abortion, recognition of sodomy by the state, sodomite marriage, the problems in the Church end until the shooting starts. A lot of blood has got to flow to balance the scales.
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Offline Quaremerepulisti

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Re: The End of Mass Democracy
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 02:33:23 PM »
Please give the link to the article when posting:

https://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/how-democracy-is-losing-the-world/

 
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