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  • Writer's pictureB. Thomas Marking


Oh, such incongruous wailings we daily endure. "They" say that our very democracy is in peril, from the socialist left or the fascist right. Or is it the other way around? I get so confused by the rampant hyperbole.

In reality, the only true threat to democracy in America is that it may never be tried, before one of the perpetually warring parties achieve their despotic dreams of absolute power. Someone really should do something about all this falderal!

Oh dear, you're not going to cite that tired old

1867 quote from John Stuart Mill are you?

{ No relation to John Stewart }

“Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing."

When you are quite tired of "looking on," do visit the Citizen v2.1 blogsite for guidance on how democracy might be made to work in America, and why it MUST be tried.


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