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zod wrote

People want real safety and security, not real freedom. Real freedom is scary and allows for the possibility of failure. They'd rather blame everything on dear leader if it goes wrong.

So no, I don't support 'democracy' if it means the ability to choose your ruler, who will then enact laws to enslave you.

If we're talking direct democracy, that's another issue.


Tequila_Wolf wrote

The kicker is that democracy doesn't give you safety and security, though.


ConfettiEggnog wrote

It would be idiotic to think so. Safety means doing something for the safety. Doing something for the democracy and expecting safety is pretty much like howling to the moon each night for at least two hours hoping to get a bag with a million dollars. It might just happen sometimes, but maybe, just maybe, it's not the howling that made it happen.