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My view is that the purpose of democracy is to keep the working class from revolting. It is a balance between giving them a say, or an apparent say, in governing policy, and then having a governing class that actually makes the decisions. Various ways to do this have been tried, none particularly successful.
by asdf on Mon Feb 24th, 2020 at 02:52:25 AM EST
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semblance of democracy
certainly in USA--a republic of republics-- where there is a rhetorical tradition to that effect in free speech, equality, mobility, liberty, friendship and empathy, growths, &tc.
by Cat on Mon Feb 24th, 2020 at 03:18:06 AM EST
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by Cat on Mon Feb 24th, 2020 at 03:22:00 AM EST
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The working class isn't going to revolt any time soon.

The people you want to appease are the middle class transferiat - the people who live very well off the tax payer. University staff, quangos, administrators of any benefits systems, the cultural elite who sit on various boards and give each other grants.

There are millions of Sir Humphreys around.

sapere aude

by Number 6 on Tue Feb 25th, 2020 at 06:25:43 PM EST
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