Thursday, February 2, 2012

"The survival prospects of democracy"

"Until the American Republic demonstrated impressive longevity, the conventional wisdom was that democracy was inherently short lived. As soon as the masses discovered they could vote themselves rich, it would implode. Today, we observe that if it does not fall apart immediately, the elite import cheaper votes, and then it falls apart."

1 comment:

CP said...

Vote buying is democracy’s weakness, because the ruling elite winds up relying on the cheapest and most easily manipulated source of votes, which tend to be the worst people – people incapable of operating a civilization, a ruling underclass, as in Detroit.