“You can’t sit back and let democracy run itself.”
Allen Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA – practically ran the United States along with his brother John Foster Dulles – who was Secretary of State during most of the same years. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev once said of the elder brother that “It certainly appeared that [President] Eisenhower was letting Dulles do his thinking for him.” And Allen Dulles, on the eve of his attempt to run for Congress, made some comments that seem very pertinent today regarding democracy, and what the elite in Washington D.C. think about it. Three generations ago, the following statements came from Allen Dulles, but they make me think of the Democrats that seem to be committing massive election fraud in 2020:
“Democracy only works if the so-called intelligent people make it work…. You can’t sit back and let democracy run itself.”
And that, my friends, is just one part of the problem in Washington today. When politicians and activists believe we the people are far too stupid to make correct decisions for ourselves, then they feel morally certain they need to make the right decisions for us. If they think too damn many of us favor Trump because we are ignorant, then “Orange man bad” will be imposed on the official tally of our collective decision making for us, if we are too stupid to do it ourselves. And that arrogance, though misguided, is at least truly believed in the core of their being, nestled amongst all their good intentions for ruling over us whether we like it or not.
Far worse are those who share the same political goals without the good intentions and without the belief that they are doing something in our collective best interests. Many of those in power simply have a level of greed and lust that no amount of depravity and corruption can ever satisfy. Trump has made things difficult for the many politicians who lie, cheat, and steal a staggering amount of money and power from those who are rightfully entitled to it. This is the main reason so many career politicians want him out – he is a roadblock in their normally unobstructed life of professional crime. I hope the truth comes out over the next weeks and months – and convincingly enough that half of America does not feel cheated and angry about their side losing the election.
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Sadly I believe that God has judged America because they have not humbled themselves, nor repented. America is now going to get the president that it deserves. Biden and his cronies have stolen the election and they wil take Trump out of the way if it appears that he will get back in.
Constitutionally, if Trump doesn’t concede and there are lawsuits and investigations with evidence of fraud and the election is disputed, the decision will go to the states, with each state getting one vote. 37 states have legislatures that are majority Republican. Biden’s fraudulent win will not be certified, Trump will remain in office, and the left will riot like emotional lunatics. Hardly anyone, right or left, is willing to look at facts and reconsider their opinions on anything. The nation is dangerously polarized.
According to the classical classification, the current system of ‘representative democracy’ is oligarchy.
Only the direct democracy is a real democracy. However, in the Athenian democracy the basic procedure for deciding personal questions was by lot.
Where do you find deciding by lot nowadays?
Nowhere. Not even in so called ‘the direct democracy’ of Switzerland.
So even if the Swiss can sometimes vote directly on laws, unlike in Athens, there is no equal access to offices there.