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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Dec 15, 2017, 08:58 PM

36. No. Its being sorely tested

And we are going to lose some battles. Important ones. Democracy will survive, because it is by and large very successful. Itís not perfect, and some of the imperfections led us to where we are right now, but itís not dying. In fact, unless I miss my guess, itís spreading across the world, Democratic principles of freedom and human rights are if nothing else becoming a seed of knowledge in those places without it.

Iím a fan of cyberpunk. Itís the one genre that can paint a fairly accurate picture of what happens when Democracy is replaced or subverted by corporate control.

This has happened, to a certain degree. But Democracy comes roaring back, because itís an ideology that says you, the individual are also important, you have a say (vote) in what happens next. You can participate. You can be heard. You can be a change agent,

Trump is clearly not a fan Of Democracy. Republican are on a collusion course with it, but I refuse to believe that either is stronger than the idea of Democracy. Ultimately they are going to lose, and they are going to lose ugly. And it will serve them right, because while Trump may be a incurious man with limited reasoning skills, many of the The Republicans who have hitched themselves to his trainóall in hopes of shrinking governmentó are not stupid. They are caught up in a dying patriarchal culture in the midst of an information revolution. They have no bend, and therefore will break.

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