On Democracy

de·moc·ra·cy [ di mókrəssee ]   Greek a) from demos = people, and b) kratos = power

free and equal rep­res­ent­a­tion of people: the free and equal right of every per­son to par­ti­cip­ate in a sys­tem of gov­ern­ment, often prac­ticed by elect­ing rep­res­ent­at­ives of the people by the major­ity of the people

demo­crat­ic nation: a coun­try with a gov­ern­ment that has been elec­ted freely and equally by all its cit­izens

demo­crat­ic sys­tem of gov­ern­ment: a sys­tem of gov­ern­ment based on the prin­ciple of major­ity decision-mak­ing

This was Found in; Encarta World Eng­lish Dic­tion­ary.

Is Amerikkka any of these three defin­i­tions? The found­ing Fath­ers philo­soph­ized about demo­cracy and equal­ity, or so it would seem. With the exclu­sion of Women, people of col­or (Amer­in­di­ans and Afric­an Slaves mostly at that time), and even poor white males who were not eco­nom­ic­ally nor socially priv­ileged, Demo­cracy in the U.S was any­thing but a “major­ity will of the people”. PhD. in Polit­ic­al Sci­ence Micheal Par­enti can­on­izes best, in his book; “Demo­cracy for the Few”. In fact this has been a set­tler nation since its incep­tion, it had the func­tion of being a demo­cracy of the few rich, and power­ful white men. The term ‘demo­cracy’ is thrown around for dif­fer­ent uses that suit the rul­ing élite. For example, Amerikkka is occupy­ing Iraq, under the guise of estab­lish­ing demo­cracy. Yet Iraq had a demo­cracy In 1968, under Abdul Rah­man Arif. Backed by the CIA, the Ba’ath Party over­threw the demo­crat­ic­ally elec­ted gov­ern­ment for such perks as oil, and geo-polit­ic­al pres­sure on the U.S.S.R (http://www.representativepress.org/CIASaddam.html). The great Amerikkan Demo­cracy has achieved, and sup­por­ted sim­il­ar coup d’état in again­st oth­er demo­crat­ic­ally elec­ted gov­ern­ments like Sal­vador Allende in Chile, Juan Bosch in Domin­ic­an Repub­lic, and Mosade­gh in Iran to name a few examples. But over­throw­ing a Peace­ful gov­ern­ment is not by any a means to an end. Without polit­ic­al-eco­nom­ic hege­mony over the new installed dic­tat­or­ships in afore­men­tioned nations, and oth­ers — (El Sal­vador, Guatem­ala, Batista in Cuba, Trujillo in D.R., Hus­sein in Iraq, Suhar­to in Indone­sia etc;) – over­throw of a régime is irrel­ev­ant. The over­throw of a régime is a tool for the expan­sion of cap­it­al. Until Amerikkka puts demo­crat­ic the­ory into prac­tice, imper­i­al­ism under the ban­ner of demo­cracy will be forever in con­tra­dic­tion.

Felons are a large con­stitu­ent of unre­cog­nized people. Accord­ing to Time.com; cur­rently, over 5.3 mil­lion people in the USA are denied the right to vote because of felony dis­en­fran­chise­ment. This nul­li­fies defin­i­tion 2. Felons are con­sidered cit­izens, but they can­not vote, approx­im­ately 70% of these felons are men of Col­or and vir­tu­ally all of them are work­ing class men who were already born poor and under­priv­ileged. There is a dir­ect cor­rel­a­tion between men of col­or in low-class neigh­bor­hoods being the most unem­ployed, achiev­ing the least in edu­ca­tion, and gen­er­ally exist­ing as the most pro­le­tar­i­an­ized, in con­junc­tion with the fact that pris­ons are dis­pro­por­tion­ately loaded with these same men. There­in lies a racist con­tra­dic­tion to the mass incar­cer­a­tion of men of col­or. For many of these men who become caught up in the hustle of the drug war, they are in fact ‘Black Mar­ket Cap­it­al­ists’. They fol­low the philo­sophy of the cur­rent ideo­logy i.e.; indi­vidu­al­ism, dis­reg­ard for another’s life, Profit >People and entre­pren­eur­ship. Yet they are in dir­ect con­flict with the state or it would seem. The fact that many of these men grow up in neigh­bor­hoods, under­priv­ileged, aban­doned by the state, and usu­ally from a back­ground of an oppressed nation­al­ity, the best meth­od of social con­trol for these men would be to a) keep them uneducated and b) immob­il­ized them and depol­it­i­cize them in when they fig­ure out the hustle that is cap­it­al­ism and use it for them­selves.

Is there equal and free rep­res­ent­a­tion? With the exclu­sion of felons, who are largely colored, there is also lack of rep­res­ent­a­tion among; Gays, “Leftists”(Socialists, Com­mun­ists, Anarchist’s, etc;), but most of all, the Reg­u­lar Work­ing Poor, who only live to work, and only work as long as their cheap labor is prof­it­able (Marx).  Left­ist are abso­lutely unre­cog­nized by the state. This is of upmost import­ance. On the one hand; ‘Demo­cracy’, is meant to give equal and free rep­res­ent­a­tion. On the oth­er; much of the left (Yours truly included), will not oper­ate with­in the state, let alone reform it; along the lines of; the ‘nice’ Well-fare Cap­it­al­ism, with a ‘human face’. Just as the Real Left would (and WILL) call upon the oppressed masses to sup­press the minor­ity rul­ing-élite (bour­geois­ie) , the State, from Slave soci­et­ies of Antiquity, to Medi­ev­al  Feud­al, and our Mod­ern Demo­crat­ic Cap­it­al­ist Soci­ety CAN­NOT and WILL NOT allow any rep­res­ent­a­tion to those of us who are the Anti­thes­is to the Oppress­or classes.

Many politi­cians give hope to the poor, many scum politi­cians use this hope to get them­selves elec­ted. It would almost seem that many of these polit­ic­al ‘lead­ers’, are in fact a mod­ern day Robin Hood, like Obama. While at the same time they are fun­ded by the Cor­por­a­tions, Wall St and Upper-Supra-rich Class (see bour­geois­ie). They make them­selves, and those under­priv­ileged and under-edu­cated (due to the State), under­go feel­ings of solid­ar­ity and char­ity by giv­ing hand-outs to the poor. Bet­ter yet they can only amuse the work­ing poor. These are not our lead­ers, men like Obama, and many oth­er politi­cians are POVER­TY PIMPS. You are inclined to look at what has really changed for Our Work­ing class, besides the increased export­a­tions, increased arrests of polit­ic­al act­iv­ists, and increased mil­it­ar­iz­a­tion of the police, escal­a­tion of Oils Wars, and New Oil Wars, and fur­ther cuts to the mea­ger vital help that the work­ing class receives for mere susten­ance. Equal and free rep­res­ent­a­tion is for those who can afford it and those who DO NOT CHAL­LENGE THE STATUS QUO. It is not pos­sible under the State appar­at­us that preaches “Demo­cracy” to effect­ively bring about egal­it­ari­an change.

There is some semb­lance between demo­cracy and social con­trol. The “pion­eers” of Demo­cracy were the ancient Greek Atheni­ans. Who also excluded women, slaves, and once again even those men who did not have enough wealth (the major­ity). The reas­on for this is that as those who exploited the masses, gained more power, and more influ­ence. And for them the Most Import­ant issue on the To Do list was sup­pres­sion, divi­sion and sab­ot­age of the masses for the bene­fit of their rule. This State Demo­cracy is at the fore front of class ant­ag­on­isms, for ONLY when there is a divi­sion of class, is it neces­sary to have con­sensus for rul­ing com­pet­ing fac­tions. When there is mix­ing Demo­cracy with War­fare Cap­it­al­ism, (i.e.; Amerikkka) your encoun­ter empir­ic­al inequal­ity. They Came and still con­tin­ue to come to a con­sensus for the Subtle Slavery of Our Class. With every new gen­er­a­tion Revolu­tion is Essen­tial. Solid­ar­ity is Vital. This Day, the time of Rule by Minor­ity has become obsol­ete as well as the Status Quo.

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Gata Malandra

Gata Malandra

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Gata is a music and arts lov­er, stud­ied anthro­po­logy, art man­age­ment and media pro­duc­tion ded­ic­at­ing most of her time to cre­at­ive pro­jects pro­duced by No Bounds.
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