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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Identify That Quote

The illusion of democracy springs from that of constitutional Monarchy's example--claiming to organize Government by representative means.... What they always want is inequality of fortunes, delegation of sovereignty, and government by influential people. Instead of saying... the King reigns and does not govern, democracy says, the People reigns and does not govern....

A neoconservative paean to the right kind of democracy (i.e., spectator democracy)? A Paul Bremer press briefing on the progress in Iraq? An enthusiastic puff-piece on the latest [Insert Color Here] Revolution applying for an NED franchise? An excerpt from some managerialist manifesto by Walter Lippmann? Nope--the guy who wrote that was actually agin that kind of "democracy," believe it or not. Click the link to find out who.


Blogger Jeremy said...

That's a great post - I should read his blog more. I love this line, too:

"...there is not and never can be legitimate representation of the People."

Such a simple concept; yet our entire way of life discards it in favor of an elaborate and glorious ruse.

March 14, 2006 6:30 AM  

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