reply to post by TheUniverse
Well, you're right about one thing.
There is no democracy.
I assume that when you say "fascism" you mean, generically, "any government not directly ruled by the people themselves," and not actual Fascism
as a political/ideological philosophy. In the generic sense, of course you're right. There is no democracy, like you already said.
And that's a good thing.
You know what happens when you have democracy? American Idol, Intelligent Design, Reality TV, and every other brain-rotting nonsensical fantasy that
The People, in all their nobility, lazily vote for themselves to wallow in. Democracy is exactly what we don't need, because while a singular
Human can be very smart, People in large numbers tend to be ignorant, unruly mobs not the least bit concerned with their own common well-being or even
that of their progeny.
People must be ruled; they cannot rule themselves for long because eventually self-government succeeds: their society gets prosperous, then it
gets comfortable, then it gets complacent, then it gets apathetic, and then it all falls apart because nobody cares about paying any attention.
Democracy is great for those without it; for those with it, it's the very first thing we give up. Just look at American history.