Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Distance of Democracy

Democracy is a distant form of governance, beguiling people into believing that freedom belongs to all. The emblem of political justice shields a culture of silent violence. Behind each face lurks the unimportant anonymity of an individual, the biographies unpublished and destroyed to avoid discussion of whether democracy is compatible with freedom. Democracy is producing a culture of existence that disdains though and promotes the jargon that splits society into categories, rendering voices and language an aberration of their natural function.

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  1. Democracy is an attempt to arrive close to Freedom, but it cannot be a complete Freedom. Because in Democracy represents a part of the population (namely those ones who elected their chiefs), yet not all. It is curious that Democracy (=Power of the People) was born in the ancient Greece, whereas Freedom was called Eleutheria (=You-are-free-to-do-what-you-want), but in the ancient Rome it became Libertas (=You-are-free-to-go-where-you-want). In the ancient Greece the power of Democracy was short and ended with the conquest from foreigners (Macedonians). In Rome, instead, the republic was more long and evolved towards more authority (Empire).

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