Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Long Con: Democracy & The Illusion Of Consent

-Eric Peters
Democracy is an incredibly successful long con. It works because of the illusion of consent. People actually believe they are “represented.”

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And so, they accept impositions that would otherwise be intolerable, if imposed on them by a king or a fuhrer or generalissimo.

But when the “people” have decided… .

Except of course, they’ve done no such thing. It is all an illusion, a rhetorical sleight-of-hand that deftly hides the reality that it is not the “people” who decide anything but rather a small handful of individuals who wield vast – almost unlimited – power by claiming to act on their behalf.

Which is a fine-sounding literary device but as a political actuality it is an atrocity.
(continue)(Hans-Hermann Hoppe)

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