Democracy Now

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October 12, 2011 by Robert Poort

Does anyone know if we are able to embed the daily newscast of Democracy Now http://www.democracynow.org/ on the frontpage of The Mormon Worker? Democracy Now gives us excellent daily updates of the people’s uprising, and it would be great if Democracy Now would be more prominent on The Mormon Worker ! It would be something we could do in our mormon neck of the woods to participate !

6 thoughts on “Democracy Now

  1. Floyd Fitzgibbons says:

    Hello Robert! Long time since I’ve seen/heard from you. Hope this finds you well. Anyway, just wanted to advance a warning about “democracy.” Democracy usually decends into mod-rule where the majority trample the minority. That’s the beauty of the Constitution, which gives us a republic form of government – where elected representatives make laws which govern the citizens. It’s the rule of law vs the rule of a mob. Floyd Fitzgibbons

    • Robert Poort says:

      Great to hear from you Floyd !
      Thinking of the crimes of the mob on Wall Street, it looks more as if the 1% minority is trampling the 99% majority in this nation.

      “One of the great evils with which our own nation is menaced at the present time is the wonderful growth of wealth in the hands of a comparatively few individuals. The very liberties for which our fathers contended so steadfastly and courageously, and which they bequeathed to us as a priceless legacy, are endangered by the monstrous power which this accumulation of wealth gives to a few individuals and a few powerful corporations.”

      Brigham Young

    • seedofjapheth says:

      @Floyd

      The people who are elected are not our representatives. They are representatives of who ever is giving them campaign contributions and other sorts of money. The tax payer pays maybe about 100,000 dollars for the salary of an elected representative. Despite that many of these “representatives” become multi-millionaires in office. Therefore they are being paid primarily by various corporations and special interest groups. And they receive this money under various guises whether it be the guise of campaign contribution or some other guise. And this money they receive functions as a bribe therefore is a bribe.

      To call them our representative means they work for us. But they don’t work for us. They work for whoever is paying them large sums of money. What the taxpayer gives them is a drop in the bucket. The money they receive from special interest groups is huge. Therefore they work for the special interest groups and represent their interests and therefore are their representatives and they voice their concerns.

      We the people have no voice in the government because we have no representatives.

      • Floyd Fitzgibbons says:

        seedofjapheth,

        No one would agree with you more on your assessment of what has happened in our Republic. I have run for political office a few times, have never/will never accept a penny of campaign contributions, and hence I get only a small percentage of the vote (because the masses still vote for the well bribed candidates). What needs to happen is an awakening of the masses to the enslavement they are being put under.

        Still, I never want to see our Republic become a Democracy. We need to restore America to what our Founders established – a Republic.

  2. Robert Poort says:

    Hi Floyd, I actually favor a democracy because I value our collective conscience higher than our individual well being. Many of the principles leading to such a conclusion I learned by reading about Mormon Liberation Theology:
    https://themormonworker.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/mormon-liberation-theology/
    In a high-tech world where individuals have increasing potential to endanger all of us and even the whole planet, the collective well-being has to be protected against anti-social behavior of an individual. Think of Wall-Street tyranny, of environmental damage caused by individuals. Both Democrats and Republicans need to better safeguard the well being of both individual and society.

    • Floyd Fitzgibbons says:

      No offense, but I’ll have to disagree with you on favoring a democracy. Research the history of every democracy. You’ll see they self-destruct.

      I don’t have any trust in the collective will of the masses (or their collective conscience) – particularly evidenced by how easily they are lead to believe any propaganda the mass media feeds them. Save for the rule of law (which we’re quickly losing, too) and the divine protection of God, every righteous person and proper thing in society would be snuffed out in a democracy once a sufficient number of people oppose them.

      And I wouldn’t hold my breath on the Democrats or Republicans safeguarding anything of our liberties or true welfare. Both parties are controlled at the head by a secret combination(s) who want to destroy the freedom of all lands and the destruction of all people (Ether 8).

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