reply to post by Mijamija
Well, since I wrote this, I have discussed it with others and someone told me that my problem here is that I am focusing on the exact correct terms
too much (which I tend to do, in general).
There are words that are used loosely by the public, because the subtle distinctions they either aren't aware of, or simply don't matter to them.
They also evolve this way through time, loosing some of their original meaning.
The word "Democracy" is used this way, casually. Many people do not even know the difference between a direct democracy and a representative
It was explained to me that for the general public a contrast is mde between a dictatorship and democracy, that's all. In the same way we are led to
consider lots of other things as black and white- you are either left or right, colored or white, straight or gay, the biggest world power or a third
world country, salty or sweet, good or evil, etc. etc.
This seems to be one of those, where it pushes people to make a choice quicker without too much thought.
I tend to see everything on a continuum, and so terms indicate very specific points on that line in between the extremes, so they are important to me.
But not so to most people, I was told.
My attention being drawn to this question though, is something that I don't want to ignore, because sometimes that is how my intuition tries to tell
me there is more to it than meets the eye. I might start out chasing the wrong detail, but it might get me there anyway. And it did, here.
The original intents and goals of the founding fathers were not what many people today think. They did not want Democracy, and the reason we have it
today is because the Constitution was ADDED on to over the centuries, to make it possible! I thought more people knew that- apparently not. At this
time, with everyone acting like it is Sacred and not to be touched, it might be a good idea to remind them of this.
This made me suddenly see some of the hidden agenda my intuition was sniffing out. Our real masters in the western world are the corporations- we live
in a Corporatocracy. The government and the military are simply doing the dirty work for them, and being the visible targets to blame.
Democracy enables them to get in and take the power over a country, through manipulating the subconscious drives of the people.
One could argue that we get manipulated anyway, no matter what the power is above us.
To try to split that into the view of two opposites or extremes.... manipulation that is acknowledged openly, or that is done covertly?
For me, in the long run, the biggest difference is that the actors of covert manipulation can avoid being held responsible for their acts. They get
the power without the responsibility.
edit on 29-9-2012 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)