……..and what a ‘state’ it is!
The reason for the parlous ‘state’ in which our nation finds itself can, in my opinion, be laid firmly at the door of ‘representative democracy’.
First, a few reasons for the preceding statement:
- Representative democracy is but an alternative term for a dictatorship that has yet to emerge from the closet;
- Representative democracy is ‘sold’ to us as government by the people, for the people; however, without the responsibility of the people and the involvement of the people what have you left? Just ‘government’;
- Under representative democracy, elections may well determine which party is ‘in’ power; what they do not determine is how and what use is made of that power;
- Representative democracy in the United Kingdom is to decide, once every few years, which ‘representatives’ of each political party will misrepresent the people in Parliament;
- Representative democracy is simply totalitarianism by another name, one that allows its electorate the illusion of having a voice in ‘matters du jour’;
- Representative democracy is but a prison of our own making, one which forces us to agree to a government of our ‘choice’ to fight for their right to oppress us;
- Representative democracy betrays the electorate especially when laws which the people must obey have no roots in them but in oligarchies – be those ‘home grown’ or of a ‘foreign’ origin.
- Representative democracy only fosters an illusion of government by ‘representatives’; and that is not ‘government by, for, or of the people’; but instead produces conflicts of interest which result in an unstable balance of power, some of the power being held by unelected groups of those with other interests, one of which most definitely is not that of the people;
- Just who is an elected government that can decide it will not tolerate dissent from those who elected it?
- Finally, to those wishing to overthrow their current tyrannical government and look with envy at the British system – is there much point in overthrowing that which you have only to replace it with yet another similar form of government?
Like many others, I will not stand by while democracy is trampled upon by politicians more concerned with amassing power for themselves than helping the people who elected them to Westminster in the first place. It should be recalled that democracy was born of philosophers – unfortunately, it has now been murdered by politicians.