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The Tytler Cycle is a theory of democracies

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posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 09:34 AM
The Tytler Cycle is a theory of democracies formulated by the Scottish historian Alexander Tytler that states:

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;

From spiritual faith to great courage;

From courage to liberty;

From liberty to abundance;

From abundance to complacency;

From complacency to apathy;

From apathy to dependence;

From dependence back into bondage.”

The United States fits neatly into the Tytler Cycle. The US is now on the brink of a dictatorship that will enslave its peoples, forcing upon them a totalitarian fascist police state mirroring that of the German Nazi Empire with Adolph Hitler at the helm.

Look around. Is the United States still a republic? Or are we a demoncracy (deliberately misspelled) about to make the leap back into bondage as indicated by the Tytler Cycle?

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 09:56 AM
I haven't studied Tytler but how large could his sample set be to have evolved this theory? Have there been enough democracies over the course of history to provide a sufficiently large example set?


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