Democracy versus Democratic
Is it just me or does anyone else question democracy and in particular the Democratic Party? To the die-hard Democrat symbolism is everything. Don’t believe me? Look at the hammer and sickle being revived from the Soviet Union or the raised fist of European fascists or the Nazi symbol being reinvented in modern day America. Their rhetoric is aimed at central control by a government “of the people” without dissention or input from those to be governed. Also it must be noted that the inability of self-defense is a necessity in a democratically governed state.
We’ve all grown up knowing that people in China are governed by a Communist government keeping a tight rule on the everyday life of its citizens. What is broadcast on television and radio; how many children are allowed and even which gender is expendable or unacceptable; the internet is tightly controlled and dissention is met with force leading to death or imprisonment. The people of Taiwan have maintained independence from China, often at great expense and we see flare-ups happening as the Chinese government attempts to reign them in.
This scenario is replicated in places like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) who insured the Communist government was instituted by hand picking the “Dear Leader” at the end of the hostilities of the Korean War. Venezuela is another example where the people suffer at the expense of government leadership and we’ve recently seen how that is playing out. Cuba has been that way since the days of President Eisenhower (after WWII) through today.
I wondered about how many types of democracies are there and on Google I find information this:
“The main forms of democracy are: Direct democracy, Representative democracy, Presidential democracy, Parliamentary democracy, Authoritarian democracy, Participatory democracy, Islamic democracy and social democracy.” https://www.scienceabc.com/social-science/different-types-democracy-direct-representative-presidential-parliamentary.html
Here is this definition of democracy found on Google:
The term “democracy” first appeared in ancient Greek political and philosophical thought in the city-state of Athens during classical antiquity. The word comes from demos, “common people” and kratos, “strength”. Led by Cleisthenes, Athenians established what is generally held as the first democracy in 508–507 BC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
“Capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world”
Government by the people
A state governed by a democracy?
Plural noun: democracies
“A multiparty democracy”
Control of an organization or group by the majority of its members
“The intended extension of industrial democracy”
Here’s a definition of Democratic
Relating to or supporting democracy or its principles.
For all practical appearances the root word for democracy and democratic is demon and maybe that explains it all in a nutshell. It seems that there is no difference between democracy, democratic, mob rule or Muslim extremism. They all claim there is no peace without them, or they are the only way to peace. The road to peace in the Middle East and across the globe is paved with the blood of those who have gotten in the way of these waves called democracy, religion or Islamic fundamentalism. Without God there can be no peace.
Jesus said, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” – Matthew 24:6
I don’t understand what’s with the word “Democracy” or “Democratic”? How can anybody think they are a good thing? Look at what has happened in American politics. What have recent democratic policies or ideas done for the average American citizen? Has progressive liberal-democraticism enhanced your life one iota? I think not.
Have the public display of insane antics by liberal progressive congressional democrats over the past 3 years given one shred of hope to democratic voters or driven them by the droves into the open arms of conservative republicans? Are your personal finances going further? Is your community safer? Do you see the US economy booming? Is there hope at the end of your tunnel, or is that just another train approaching? – I am the Real Truckmaster!