Saturday, September 3, 2016

Trump: Democracy is the Loser, part II

(Talking Points Memo masthead, 2016-09-03)

As I wrote about Brexit last June, how can we say that the conservative fears about democracy and democratic institutions are wrong when they are producing this result?

I think, at this time, given the nature of modern mass media and balloting processes, we ought to be very, very afraid of direct democracy: demagogues have far too much power in this environment.

"Strange women handing out swords" is looking better and better.

1 comment:

The Blog Fodder said...

There is certainly a shift towards authoritarianism if not outright totalitarianism all across the globe. People have seen how fraudulent "democracy" actually is, controlled by and for the rich. I guess they figure if the rich are going to run the place anyhow, why pretend otherwise.