Thursday, May 6, 2010

Democracy and Divine Right?

Democracy and Divine Right?
Regarding the Elitists within those who call for "Democracy"
a work by Lualhati Madlangawa Guerrero

Before writing this, I was quite thinking about last time. Reading responses in a printed zine outside, it seems that their words are too contrary from the realities being happened all the time-especially in a week before the election period.

One particular word said this:
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."–Thomas Jefferson

But then, that same person who made the writeup also said this:

"Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State."
-Margaret Thatcher

How come that person behind the writeup I have read said so, saying things that seemed too contradictory as I may say? Of bannering a libertarian but fro-French revolutionary Jefferson and a capitalist and anti-trade union Thatcher? These two leaders are having too distant ideas like "democracy", "state", "divine right" and the like.

This topic is all about the contradiction between "Democracy" and "Divine Right." As some wingnuts tried so in unifying Democracy, which is based on popular power while Divine Right as for the elite who kept on bannering that their power is vested from god's-but in fact more of wealth, property and fame as part of the so-called: "high society" who tried much in controlling the entire society.

True, as based on what I read on their ideas, I notice these wingnuts, along with Ayn Rand worshipers, of Pinochetcrats, et al. are starting to speak words like "Liberty", "Democracy", "National Unity", "Free Trade" but in fact speaking just to counter the Leftists and trying to destroy them "once and for all." And by the way, how come they spoke of "Liberty" and "Democracy" while this person in a christian right clothing and speaking of "Divine Right" said this:
"the Philippines is not a democracy, it is a constitutional republic just like the United States."
Fine! But still, the ones behind the so called "constitutional republic" are the ones who spoke of democracy like Jefferson! Remember, Thomas Jefferson also participated in the making of the constitution, and based on his concepts, he wanted this:
"...The core political value of America is representative democracy; citizens have a civic duty to aid the state and resist corruption, especially monarchism and aristocracy...

...Americans had a duty to spread what Jefferson called the "Empire of Liberty" to the world, but should avoid "entangling alliances...

...A standing army and navy are dangerous to liberty and should be avoided; much better was to use economic coercion such as the embargo...

...The wall of separation between church and state is the best method to keep religion free from intervention by the federal government, government free of religious disputes, and religion free from corruption by government..."

But then,
As what I expect, the wingnuts in the United States, whom the wingnuts around the world admired do the contrary, of using force, of literally spreading an empire of liberty, which in fact an empire based on greed and interest, and utilizing religion as part of the government-remember Eisenhower and the Pledge of Allegiance? "ONE NATION UNDER GOD!?"

In addition to that,
How come these wingnuts, who willing to unite "Democracy" and "Divine Right" like those of the Ultramontanes spoke of this:
"...The word democracy is a big joke on humanity. Remember that the first victim of democracy was Socrates, who was condemned by the people of Greece to death because of his influence on the young people. Democracy simply means mob rule..."
Then if that is the case, then what is Democracy to you? A cosmetic name for a government to be led by the elitists whose idea is more of superstition like "Divine Right?" But in fact, based on property as what Ayn Rand spoke of? True is what Vladimir Lenin said:
"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners."
or worse?
According to Wikipedia, they are becoming more of an "ultra-Royalist" tendency, like those of the ultramontanes, the Carlistas, et al. through its definition:
"...Ultra-royalists wished for a return to the Ancien Régime, such as before 1789, with a view toward absolutism: domination by the nobility and "other devoted Christians". They were anti-Republican, anti-Democratic, and preached Government on High, by a marked noble elite. They tolerated vote censitaire: a form of democracy limited to taxpayers. Ultra-royalists were interested in preserving aristocracy and promoting absolutism..."

And if that is the case, that includes Democracy as what the elitists think of and the neo-Ultramontanes, of the wingnuts accepted. Noticing every contradiction word shows the real idea of a wingnut who praises Democracy while bannering Divine Right.

They are even far from Jefferson and near in the ideas of Thatcher, Ayn Rand and Andrew Jackson-the man being admired by those who advocate much of war for control a la "Manifest Destiny." worse as they end up "Faith", "Family", "fatherland" and the like that nearly discard "Liberty", "Democracy","Equality", and other words they banner! That in the end, if they succeed, I will hear them saying this in lieu of what they shout today:
"Vive le Roi!"

Their inclinations? Bah! that is what the people will make angry, especially against these "Divine Right" lowlives who, while preaching "Liberty" and "Equality", speaking Jeffersonian statements and the like are doing the contrary. Shout "Vive le Roi" and we will shout this:
"Vive l'Commune!"