Misunderstanding Democracy

The most direct experience of democracy which the common man has experienced takes place in the classroom, the board room, or the annual church meeting in a nave. A binary decision is put to a crowd, then there is a show of hands. This leads the common man to think that democratic society is generally governed by what the 51% want.

The last year has proven, rather, that democratic societies are actually governed by the most vocal 7 or 8%.

Published by Joshua Gibbs

Sophist. De-activist. Hack. Avid indoorsman.

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