Vox Populi, Vox Humbug

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“People exist. ‘The people,’ on the other hand, is a fiction that falsely implies unanimity of support, or at least of representation, to justify claimed unanimity of obligation. About one in four Americans chose Joe Biden for president in 2020. The other 75% preferred someone else, or no one at all, or weren’t allowed to express their preferences in binding form. Guess who moved in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? … If five hundred voters from a town of 5,000 people elect a city council of seven,  all 5,000 people are supposedly bound to obey rules made by those seven, pay taxes set by and disposed of by those seven, etc., because ‘the people have spoken.’ If I seem to be bashing the whole concept of ‘democracy’ as practiced in modern America, well, I am.” (11/11/23)