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May 31, 2014

The citizen of every modern Nation State


is fully integrated with that machinery: strapped into place and identifiable by serial number.
There is nothing voluntary in his participation: the definition of an “outlaw” has been amended over time, to mean specifically failure to cooperate with any government agent, or to surrender immediately to his demands. (I laugh, bitterly, when a media smartie proposes e.g. mandatory voting, as if adding more idiots to the electorate will improve anything. And yet I welcome it as a frank admission that democracy is a totalitarian creed.)
-- David Warren, Hapless Voters

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 31, 2014 11:20 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Demanding that all people vote is the perfect form of tyranny. All the previous competing forms of tyranny blinded us to that.

Posted by: james wilson at May 31, 2014 11:32 AM

Neither was Brazil but folks don't seem to get that either.

Posted by: B Moe at May 31, 2014 12:32 PM

Yes, adding more zero's at the end of big numbers is always a good thing.

In the 2048 election the winner will receive 50.5 trillion votes and the loser will receive 49.5 trillion votes. See? That's better!

Posted by: ghostsniper at May 31, 2014 1:15 PM

We will ensure that fifty-one per cent of the populace vote for us no matter what it takes. It is clearly, and most fairly I might add, proof that the majority rules.

That is what democracy is all about. It was intended for small groups is what the creators of it have explained. Some of you sharp-eyed commenters can provide quotes and references as I remember the jist of it while letting the details slip away.. Sorry, my chemo is kickin' my butt today.

Posted by: chasmatic at May 31, 2014 1:35 PM

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