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The Elite’s plan of attack on an “excess of democracy”

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The excerpt below shows that the Elite (a polite term for Authoritarians) don’t always use double-speak when they address their problems– but then they don’t expect very many to be interested!   After all, their encouragement of  “apathy and noninvolvement” have been such a big hit!  ** See their recently spectacular “Change you’re sure to be disappointed by”………

The American Oligarchy, Civil Rights and the Murder of Martin Luther King

The ‘Foundations’ of Social Control

by Andrew Gavin Marshall     Global Research Nov. 30, 2010

(excerpt) ……

In 1975, the Trilateral Commission published a Task Force Report entitled, “The Crisis of Democracy,” of which one of the principal authors was Samuel Huntington, a political scientist and close associate and friend of Zbigniew Brzezinski…………..

Huntington presented these issues, essentially, as the “crisis of democracy,” in that they increased distrust with the government and authority, that they led to social and ideological polarization, and led to a “decline in the authority, status, influence, and effectiveness of the presidency.”

Huntington concluded that many problems of governance in the United States stem from an “excess of democracy,” and that, “the effective operation of a democratic political system usually requires some measure of apathy and noninvolvement on the part of some individuals and groups.” Huntington explained that society has always had “marginal groups” which do not participate in politics, and while acknowledging that the existence of “marginality on the part of some groups is inherently undemocratic,” it has also “enabled democracy to function effectively.” Huntington identifies “the blacks” as one such group that had become politically active, posing a “danger of overloading the political system with demands.”[51]

Huntington, in his conclusion, stated that the vulnerability of democracy, essentially the ‘crisis of democracy,’ comes “from the internal dynamics of democracy itself in a highly educated, mobilized, and participant society,” and that what is needed is “a more balanced existence” in which there are “desirable limits to the indefinite extension of political democracy.”[52] Summed up, the Trilateral Commission Task Force Report essentially explained that the “Crisis of Democracy” is that there is too much of it, and so the ‘solution’ to the crisis, is to have less democracy and more ‘authority’……

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Written by laudyms

December 1, 2010 at 9:35 am

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  1. Like the contemporary Authoritarian Furd decision to Pardon NIXON?! OR his decision to restart the widened wars in SE Asia with the more military “rescuers” killed than the prior released and already safe crew of the Mayaguez?!! By Barrack’s present Obamanible standard for the killed “rescued”, LOST Battle, Medal of Honor presentation, Furd and his Mayaguez military sacrifices deserve the deluded Presidential Medal of Freedom and 41 Medals of Honor for the defeated rescuers, respectively; both posthumously, of course!

    Vic Anderson

    December 2, 2010 at 4:42 am

  2. ‘The “Crisis of Democracy” is that there is too much of it’? Let’s put it to a vote!

    I am sad to see up is still down in the Orwellian world of authoritarians.

    Kevin Schmidt

    December 2, 2010 at 8:35 am

  3. It’s also very important to note that Brzezinski was and is an advisor to Democrats. If they are this far to the right, we can only guess at the excesses planned by the (non-Libertarian) GOP.

    Left/Right is mostly a way to distract us. The real contest is Up/Down: between Liberty and Tyranny.

    laudyms

    December 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

  4. “Left/Right is mostly a way to distract us. The real contest is Up/Down: between Liberty and Tyranny.”

    Actually the real conflict is between owners and workers. Owners want “free trade”/outsourcing, and an authoritarian government. Workers favor unions and controls on imports from low-wage countries.

    Marx called this conflict the “class struggle”.

    The average American worker is totally ignorant of the class struggle, which is why they’re being decimated by the owners.

    American workers are so ignorant they voted for Republicans that want to eliminate social security and unemployment benefits.

    Distracting issues (abortion, gays, flag burning, immigrants, etc.) allow the owners to get away with their class war on the oblivious workers.

    Alan8

    December 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

    • I generally agree, and certainly “class” has become a very muddled concept (on purpose?) in America. Many poor and plenty of rich people think of themsleves as “middle class.”

      Questioning one’s basic assumptions is difficult for most people, a fact that has been used effectively by the perception management machine of the Corporate State. We continue to see the GOP define issues in ways that prompt people to act against their own interests. The fact that the Dems refuse to effectively counter those efforts suggests to me that they are in actuality collaborators.

      laudyms

      December 2, 2010 at 9:48 am


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