21.03.14.1249Su POPULISM IS NOTHING MORE OR LESS THAN DEMOCRACY: Socialists only want democracy as long as it agrees with their socialist ideology – or should I say Idolatry? Idolatry because socialism is for all intent & purposes a religion to them. In fact a great many people conflate Christianity with socialism – insisting they’re virtually the same.
A few days ago I watched a video on Youtube in which some woman was decrying that populism is an attack on democracy. I’m sure I wrote down the title & if I find it again I’ll most likely link it to this post. But I’ll continue my rant for now.
In looking for that lost off kilter video saying that populism was threatening democracy I did a search for just POPULISM - I’d advise you to do the same.
Socialists continually say that America is a democracy – this they should never have been given ground to say at all. America is a Constitutional Republic not a democracy. Look anywhere you like and you’ll finds Republic not democracy. The pledge of Allegiance to the American flag clearly says “……...and to the Republic for which it stands…….” What it does not say is to the democracy for which it (the American flag) stands.
What I’m trying to say is that Populism can’t be a threat to Democracy because they’re one & the same thing – unless your a socialist. Wasn’t it Stalin that said he didn’t car who votes (just like democratic socialists are doing now?); he only cares about who counts those votes (just like democratic socialists are doing now?) so he could FORTIFY the election (just like democratic socialists do now?).
The founding fathers of the United States of America established a Constitutional Republic for the very purpose of protecting the minority from the democratic majority – not any other way round.
The person speaking the permissible orthodoxy isn’t the person The Constitution of the United States was written to protect – the reviled, perceived heretic, conspiracy theorist is!
Then those same founding fathers formulated an Electoral College for the express purpose of thwarting the establishment, by whatever means, of centralized tyrannical power – such as they had declared independence from in their day & socialism is today.
SOCIALISTS ONLY WANT A DEMOCRACY THAT VOTES THEIR WAY!
Socialism tends to defer to an Elitist Power Monger Ruling Class after the gullible “USEFUL IDIOTS” that ported them to power have been marginalized or eliminated. Surely you don’t have the idea that citizens in socialist countries don’t vote? Socialists have always voted democratically – in FORTIFIED elections of course! DOESN’T THAT SOUND THE LEAST BIT FAMILIAR?
A jury of your peer in a courtroom isn’t made up of experts (elites) is it? If needed an expert is called to testify (assist the jury in their deliberation) not to suppliant the judge & the jury as socialism does. (possibly not the best analogy; but there it is)
Socialists have, or promote, the idea that being registered to a political party means being bound to vote that party line – conflating it with membership in a communist party. Why, because they’re collectivists that can’t comprehend individualism. The strength of a political party is the commitment of its members to vote the party line rather than individualistically.
Uncle Joe would be proud: ALL socialist regimes FORTIFY their elections – WITHOUT EXCEPTION!
Posted by: Yale Courses Dec 6, 2019
Lecture 22: Political Sources of Populism - Misdiagnosing Democracy’s Ills”