posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 03:19 PM
You’re completely right that democracy does not equal freedom, since if this was true the likes of Adolf Hitler and George Bush would never have
been elected. In fact most of leaders since the Civil War wouldn’t have been elected in America (or any other country in the world). As the
fact is that the future is nearly always one of less freedom since (if anything) there are usually more laws left at government disposal, or new
technology government can abuse.
However just because democracy sometimes oppresses the other 49%, this doesn’t prevent it being an important source of freedom.
The idea is that the other 49% will remain discontent until either their arguments improve, or they make enough political noises until a better
compromise is reached (and therefore the 49% minority become more like 30%).
Sadly the way so few people own our Western mass media, and the way they will change their media’s biased positions to suit the needs of their
investors demands has destroyed much of this potent democracy mechanism.
As today democracy relies less than ever on good arguments, and more than ever on arguments-issues that simply get heard-covered.
The only political acts that truly (and immediately) equal freedom are bills of rights, or constitutions. And of course these things rarely change at
all (accept from when new loop holes are continuously found to be “justified” by either the courts, (or notably since 9/11 those in power).