Thursday, 6 March 2008

Democracy that is No Democracy

It has been said:
"Democracy is the rule of the majority, by the majority, for the majority....."
but who wants to be ruled by the majority, and who says the majority knows best?


Answers on a piece of paper, please, and delivered to No.10.

Liberating the mind

Liberating freedom requires extracting ordinary wisdom from its inherited delusions, cultural containers, political manipulations, rampant superstitions, and blinding orthodoxies. We must come to understand that freedom is essential to our survival. It might be manipulated by ideology, but we must empower critical thinking, wise discernment and deep inquiry.

Only then can we learn to discern propaganda from truth. It is important to understand that freedom has no logo, no identity, and no nationality. True freedom is not American anymore than it is Israeli or German or Chinese. The liberation of freedom requires a radical vigilance to above all, think for oneself.

Professor Noam Chomsky reminds us of the task of the freedom fighter. “For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to understand the practices and mechanisms of indoctrination, which is so easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the systems of ‘brainwashing under freedom,’ to which we are subjected, and which, all too often, we serve as willing, or unwitting instruments.”

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A Constitutional Republic all the way thanks.

Anonymous said...

Who is to say that a minority knows any better?

alanindyfed said...

I, the minority, do!

Anonymous said...

Time was Welsh nationalists didn't bother with half-baked nonsense like Chomsky. No wonder independence is as far away as ever.