We Don't Live in a Democracy
We don't live in a democracy, you know that don't you? Seems like everyone I say that to acknowledges it. They'll say, "well sure, it's not a democracy but a republic". Or, "yes of course, the rich control the government". Or, "well, the system of government is a representative democracy, but not a "real" democracy".
But we all, as a country, pretend we live in a democracy. The writers talk about how democracy is dying or in trouble like we live in a democracy. They say if we don't watch out, we won't have any more democracy! At every sporting event the people stand and sing praises to the United States land of the free, home of the brave, like we live in a democracy. We have elections and all these commercials telling us "our vote counts!" and that what we're doing is democracy.
But it's all bullshit. It's an illusion created to keep the people from demanding real democracy. And it works. It works so fucking well that very few question the structure and purpose of our political system. The only pushback is about tweaking it like "get the money out of politics", or "hold the politicians accountable", or "abolish the electoral college" or other bullshit that won't change a damn thing.
Is that OK? Is it OK that we don't live in a democracy? Is that something that we just have to accept as a fact of life? That it can't be changed and there is nothing we can do about it, because of course, we don't live in a democracy. Kind of an Orwellian loop.
Or do you think that can be changed via this political system that was set up as a representative democracy?
It's basically been scientifically proven that we do not live in a representative democracy. Those so called representatives consistently and definitively take actions that represent the One Percent, not the rest of us. There really is no doubt.
Basically, it's always been that way. This representative government has always primarily if not totally, as in the last forty years, represented the rich and powerful.
Do you really think that can change by electing politicians for either the democratic or republican parties? If so, how? Have you thought that through? Played it out?
Maybe you're satisfied with that. Maybe you think that this is just the way it is and we have to do the best with what we've got. Maybe you believe that a representative democracy is the best option, better than direct democracy, because of that "mob rule" thing, and that we just need to rid the system of the corruption. Or maybe you think democracy is just a fantasy and those of us advocating for it just need to get over it.
We're humans after all, we're meant to be ruled over by rich, greedy bastards. That's life, get over it.
I've been thinking about this latest Trump thing, him talking about permitting people from "Shithole" countries into this undemocratic country. Acting like he's some kind of fucking King or something. Nobody talks about that, they prefer to believe Trump is just a figurehead. Another liberal/left copout.
The reaction in this country is somewhat depressing because of the number of white people who agree with what Trump said. I say "white people" because I seriously doubt most people of color are having orgasms of joy about having a racist fuck as President.
It makes me think there simply are not enough people in this country that want real democracy. Another Orwellian loop, democratically, democracy loses. The majority speak, they don't fucking want it. They want Trump. Or before that they wanted Obama. That's their democracy, man.
I don't know, we seem to be in some kind of a vortex at this time, stardate 2018. We're a year into Trump and it seems like we're in a waiting game. Waiting for the next election. Waiting for what Trump will say next. Waiting for nuclear fucking war. Waiting for the missiles to hit.
Jesus, that's just chickenshit, waiting for the missiles to hit. And then saying, "I was so scared!" and not thinking about doing something about such an absurd situation. Almost as much as waiting to elect more of the same bullshit politicians we have now. Just waiting for what ever has been decided to happen.
I don't know if we have a revolution in us. If we do it's going to have to come from a small minority of very determined people. If not we're all just along for a sick ass ride.