Staking A Claim On The Future
Ron DeSantis reveals how the first elected Dictator of the USA will gain power
As Plato correctly noted well over two thousand years ago, democracy always leads to populism and populism always leads to tyranny. This is why educated Greeks regarded democracy as nothing more than mob rule and for the most part a misfortune to be avoided wherever possible. Inevitably, ancient Athens’ own dalliance with democracy ended in precisely the tyranny Plato predicted because ordinary people are for the most part ignorant, foolish, and easily led by the nose by whatever unscrupulous demagogue happens to come along.
Although the West’s accidental experiment with representative democracy (initially very limited, but growing in scope over the last hundred-and-fifty years) was able to lurch from one catastrophe to another without collapsing entirely, it’s apparent we’re now in the closing phase and rapidly moving toward elected tyranny in a great many Western nations.
For the last decade, populism has been on the ascendant and in a great many countries has elevated to power a motley group of blustering halfwits who — predictable — have inflicted great harm on their nations. Brexit-Johnson, Trump, Modi, Bolsonaro, Duterte, Orban, Babis, and far too many others to mention, have used the ignorance, venality, and gullibility of voters to gain power by means of which they have then overturned former social and political norms — all while tens of millions of simple-minded citizens sit passively, accept the changes, and go back to gawping at their flickering screens without any comprehension of what it all means.
With the exception of Orban, Erdogan, and Putin, however, this first generation of populist buffoons have been simply empty-headed clowns. Voters adored these people as candidates precisely because they were nearly as ignorant and stupid as the great mass of voters themselves. Consequently, we’ve seen a variety of circus acts stumble and pratfall across the stage but as yet only the aforementioned trio have had the wit to turn nation entirely into their own playthings. The others — our cast of infantile incompetent halfwits — have simply whined and lied and babbled without any clear sense of purpose.