Down With Western ‘Democracy’!

GodBlessAmericaAndre Vltchek writes at CounterPunch:

A specter is haunting Europe and Western world — it is this time, the specter of fascism. It came quietly, without great fanfare and parades, without raised hands and loud shouts. But it came, or it returned, as it has always been present in this culture, one that has, for centuries, been enslaving our entire planet.

As was in Nazi Germany, resistance to the fascist empire is again given an unsavory name: terrorism. Partisans and patriots, resistance fighters – all of them were and have always been defined by fascist bigots as terrorists.

By the logic of Empire, to murder millions of men, women and children in all corners of the world abroad is considered legitimate and patriotic, but to defend one’s motherland was and is a sign of extremism.

German Nazis and Italian Fascists defined their rule as ‘democratic’, and so does this Empire. The British and French empires that exterminated tens of millions of people all over the world, always promoted themselves as ‘democracies’.

And now, once again, we are witnessing a tremendous onslaught by the business-political-imperialist Western apparatus, destabilizing or directly destroying entire nations, overthrowing governments and bombing ‘rebellious’ states into the ground.

All this is done in the name of democracy, in the name of freedom.

An unelected monster, as it has done for centuries, is playing with the world, torturing some, and plundering others, or both.

The West, in a final act of arrogance, has somehow confused itself with its own concept of God. It has decided that it has the full right to shape the planet, to punish and to reward, to destroy and rebuild as it wishes.

This horrible wave of terror unleashed against our planet, is justified by an increasingly meaningless but fanatically defended dogma, symbolized by a box (made of card or wood, usually), and masses of people sticking pieces of paper into the opening on the top of that box.

This is the altar of Western ideological fundamentalism. This is a supreme idiocy that cannot be questioned, as it guarantees the status quo for ruling elites and business interests, an absurdity that justifies all crimes, all lies and all madness.

This sacrificial altar is called, Democracy, in direct mockery to what the term symbolizes in its original, Greek, language.

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11 Comments on "Down With Western ‘Democracy’!"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Jul 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm |

    Democracy was not what the Federalists & Republicans were shoting for
    no one wanted mob rule over royal rule
    but the egalitarian principles of the early republic
    gave it all a democratic tinge
    while simultaneously, monied interests aggregated political power
    in the name of the people

  2. BuzzCoastin | Jul 4, 2014 at 5:57 pm |

    Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? Is it not possible to take a step further towards recognizing and organizing the rights of man? There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. I please myself with imagining a State at least which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow-men. A State which bore this kind of fruit, and suffered it to drop off as fast as it ripened, would prepare the way for a still more perfect and glorious State, which also I have imagined, but not yet anywhere seen.

    • Howingtron | Jul 5, 2014 at 5:49 am |

      According to the archaeological record, social organization has progressed from small ‘bands’ of people some 20,000 years ago to tribes, then to chiefdoms to finally the type of state level society first displayed in Ur. This progression was facilitated by technological innovation and social transformation, essentially a long series of paradigm shifts. IMO we are at a point now where the state is outliving its usefulness and a new type of social organization is emerging to replace it. What this new social order will look like is impossible to tell (a hunter/gather living 10,000 years ago would have a hard time predicting what a city would be like) but one can reason that it would not function by the principles of centralization as we know them. Essentially there would be no governments and no money. Technologies like the internet and renewable energy suggest that technology is carrying us to a future where absolute control is not practical or even functional. Hopefully it does not take a major catastrophe to make this future happen as Star Trek has predicted. And it may never happen since our species/planet may not survive long enough.

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  3. Bit preaching to the choir here but, very good stuff.

  4. “What I believe” is a process rather than a finality. Finalities are for gods and governments, not for human intellect.
    …life is something more than formulas.

    It is conceded by all radical thinkers that the fundamental cause of this terrible state of affairs is (1) man must sell his labor; (2) that his inclination and judgement are subordinated to the will of a master.

    It is the harmony of organic growth which produces the variety of color and form–the complete whole we admire in the flower. Analogously will the organized activity of free human beings endowed with the spirit of solidarity result in the perfection of social harmony–which is Anarchism. Indeed, only Anarchism makes non-authoritarian organization a reality, since it abolishes the existing antagonism between individuals and classes.

  5. Simon Valentine | Jul 5, 2014 at 9:29 am |

    if what your mind does with the questions regarding a sort of continuum between war and slavery is neither infinite nor infinitesimal, then is it not already a matter of possession? and what of the infinite and infinitesimal as regards your will?


    oh the mysteries of obedience

  6. Liam_McGonagle | Jul 5, 2014 at 10:37 am |

    Your ideal of peaceful democracy is totally at odds with the fact that most people (of all nations) are vicious *ssholes. People shouldn’t be allowed to rule themselves because they’re too volatile and stupid.

  7. Net Workdood | Jul 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm |

    America is actually a Republic and an indirect Democracy – and one could argue it is a fascist one as lines between government and corporation has been blurred….

  8. jose chung | Jul 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm |

    Playing devil’s advocate, at least here at the Americo inc. HQ, we are able to discuss such topics without fear of the suede-denim jackboots boys whisking us away to some nameless gulag. Which would be just the punk to the powderkeg of freedom lovers and gun nuts revolting that our corporate overseers are trying to avoid. Anyway, the sports game is on, and im late for my afternoon ritalin dose. Peace, love and bobby sherman.

  9. Ron Chandler | Jul 7, 2014 at 11:20 am |

    “Fascism should be more appropriately be called CORPORATISM
    because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”
    Benito Mussolini (1883 – 1945), Italian fascist leader.
    Benito knew best. Andre is exactly right: Hitler came to power in democratic elections.
    ‘Yats’ Yatseniuk did not, but Poro the Chocolate King was apparently elected in similar fashion to Adolf, with lots of einsatzgruppen on the lookout for dissidents who spoke Russian.
    But the Svoboda street thugs are an optional extra: if you have the IMF, Exxon, and the coercive power of the state, you’re done.
    And Over There, if you have the Supreme Court, whose entire personal histories are an open book to NSA, in one pocket, and the Koch Brothers’ money in the other, the peoples’ votes will soon follow.
    Donetzkers, by contrast, are dubbed terrorists while Kiev Nazis shell their kindergartens.

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