I’m getting absolutely sick and tired of reading people constantly referring to “freedom” and “democracy” as synonyms. Democracy is what’s lead to the nanny-state we live in and the scum that rule us in parliament; but worse than that, the very concept is founded on a disgusting, depraved and immoral idea: that might makes right; but minorities have none. That the mob rules, and if your life get’s ruined in the process: tough luck buddy!
Democracy is not an end in and of itself—it is merely the least worst system of attempting to defend liberty from a state that has a monopoly on force. As we have seen—especially over the last twelve years—democracy is not even particularly effective at that.
An added trouble is, of course, that many people in this country are not even particularly interested in liberty. As such, they are happy to screw over those who are, and force them to bend to slavery under the majority.
I will say again, democracy is merely the least worst system of kicking out authoritarian governments. It is not even freedom that it preserves, for—in always every case—it only caters for the freedom of the majority: minorities are always oppressed. (Except, of course, in Britain—where it seems to be traditional that the government is elected by a minority.)
And, let's face it, democracy only works for kicking out shitty governments when those same governments abide by the rules. If Gordon Brown were to enact the Civil Contingencies Act tomorrow and make himself Dictator For life, what would we do?
My bet is that the great mass of the British people would, with one voice, rise up in indignation and do...
... precisely fuck all.