Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Democracy of Tyrants?

Just to add a few more stray thoughts to the ones from my last blog:

  • Do we truly want to live in a world where the 'demos' rules?
  • From an individual's point of view, is this actually a desirable state of affairs?
  • Do we truly want this to be a rule-of-the-demos as is typically envisaged by the modern version of 'Democrat'-type inclusionists, who would put every decision in sight, important and trivial—well, enough of them to make it into an absurdity of principle and practical procedure—to a plebiscite?
  • What is worse from the point of view of individual 'liberty' and its practice: dominion of the 'demos' or dominion of, say, a king?

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