dsader wrote: aganton wrote:
... Darwin's theory of struggle and survival into political terms ...
What are the dangers of democracy for modern man? Does our democracy foster or reject social Darwinism?
Should man accept or reject the forces outside himself that attempt to define him?
As Winston Churchill said,
"No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
What’s the problem with democracy? What we have in most western countries(Canada & USA) isn’t true democracy, it’s a republic. We elect rulers, and they make policies. True democracy would mean that people would actually vote on ALL issues. Of course, that might mean almost daily elections, which would certainly be too much of an annoyance to most people. What about the U.S, 100 or 150 years ago? If it had came to a vote, the majority would not vote for freedom. It would be much the opposite. Or even today. If there were a referendum in the United States, the teachings of evolution (SOCIAL DARWINISM) would be out. And instead replaced with “intelligent design”. Americans, unfortunately, believe in creationism over evolution.
What's funny is democracy and freedom aren’t even synonyms.