Introduction:There is no Democratic Majority!
1. The self-proclaimed "democracies" in this world
are actually antidemocratic in everyday life:
"Bosses" command "subordinates",
and even the slightest hint of critique thereof
is at best met with icy ridicule, and profound
criticism is even punished by withdrawing
the life standard gained by one's work so far.
Passing a vote every few years
is all the "democracy"
(= "the people decide over themselves")
that most people ever get, while their
everyday life is directed by various despots
(politicians, teachers, professors, instructors,
bosses, landlords, ...), from cradle to grave.
2. In the parliament and majority votes alike,
political decisions are always made based upon
the information one has available, and this is
precisely where professional manipulation
intervenes as a 24/7 business, performed by
the very rich PR industry.
Via lobbyists they influence politicians
to shape laws and governmental actions
according to the paying interests of power;
via mass media they influence the people
to vote those parties most accessible to
lobbyism into the best strategical positions,
and to prevent an effective revolt of the people
against the ugly conditions or
PR-doctored bad developments.
Therefore not only all elections are rigged,
but also all legislature, even all majority votes,
because the decision basis in the very heads
of the majority has been manipulaed in advance.
3. Most people would say that "democratic" is
where the majority decides over the whole.
But this is in fact nothing but jungle law,
the concept of "might makes right":
If one fought over it, the greater party would
probably win, so let the minority better shut up.
Yet nobody would say that "might makes right"
equals "democracy". The word must therefore
mean something else than the rule of the
current majority over any and all minorities.
4. The majority principle is rooted in a
utilitarian fallacy, it assumes that it is always
the most just solution to let the majority decide,
because then the least number would suffer
from the decision and the greatest number
would be happy with it.
This utilitarian (= weighing for the benefits)
formula however completely fails to take
into account that decisions often have very
asymmetrical effects on the parties:
A momentarily mildly happy majority
may have been generated in exchange
for a henceforth severely suffering minority.
The mere numbers alone are absolutely blind
to how much a decision would affect whom.
With the majority principle, even the worst of
dictatorships have propagandistically "justified"
all kinds of atrocities against minorities.
All that is quite sobering and probably leaves a
feeling of emptiness, perhaps even of despair.
What is there then to remain, to hope for?
Answer: Well, something new!
But before we get to that, on the next page
we will build a massive momentum ...
03. There is no Democratic Majority!
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