Posted: 19/10/2016 at 12:48
B3, What is the definition of Democracy??? Free will to the people, no Police, no ban on anything, no Government and no Town Council, no having to go to school in fact never having to work let the rich feed the poor only there would not be any rich only the strong as per the Chieftains of long ago. It harks back to my upbringing on Small holdings and Farms that produced most of our food the year round, Mother also a dressmaker, Dad a Haulage Contractor often paid in kind because money was scarce, hence my first Piano, accordion, banjo, steam engine that actually steamed and even first motor bike. Poverty ruled for many, those who could did those who could not begged. That in my lifetime, now poverty is not having a 56" TV I-pad and the latest phone. If you stand up and defame some one you get sued, step out of line you get arrested, hold beliefs considered heretic and watch out, is that Democracy? Is Democracy the Nanny state with all its do's and don'ts, obeying the laws that our peers think are relevant or being completely free to do as we wish no matter whom we hurt. Democracy is only a word, we have certain freedoms but try not paying your taxes which I will pay until the day I die and see what happens even when they have got it wrong you have to prove it. We all obey the rules as laid down by a small number of people in power and I do not think that could be called democracy. My reading of it is, the Weak use the rule of law and the strong use weapons as we can see daily on the news.