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Wednesday, July 07, 2004



Misguided uses.

"Democracy" has become one of the most powerful tools of deception today. As Saul puts it in his The Doubter's Companion (1994: 94), democracy is an "existential system in which words are more important than actions". Consider, for example, the latest US presidential election: what kind of a social change can an individual voter really effect? There are two forces particularly active in the decay of this once noble and meaningful political notion: technology and capitalism.
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Excuse me: when was that any different? The fact that you didn't like the outcome of the "latest election" is hardly anything new regarding the phenomenon of democratic elections in *any* highly organized industrial-slash-capitalist society. Was it any different in the 1950's, or the 1930's, or the 1900's? But of course - prior to whatever year women didn't vote. Big deal. So let's not exaggerate the "noble and meaningful" aspect - perhaps it never *was* either noble or meaningful? That's the whole point of the discourse, actually.

This article has been written by "leftists" (canadian, on top of that - the most superior and dumbest kind). Pushing the agenda, boys - I really don't see what the Unabomber got to do with this. "Colonial policies"... like hell.





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