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Democracy, Democracy, Democracy

Posted by: Lark on December 08, 1999 at 17:15:11:

In Reply to: Democracy MAKES your freedom YOURS posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on December 08, 1999 at 16:49:32:

Very, very good points SDF.

We've got to come to a better appreciation of democracy than mob rule or it will simply become that.

I mean take NI the sectarian religious zealots of the DUP, who continue to swear the paratroopers did right by firing at and killing innocent protestors on a civil rights march in Derry and who on other occasions through paramilitary bands, such as, the 'third force' or 'Vanguard' or 'Ulster Resistance' have threatened violent disorder if they dont get their way, have consistantly declared themselves democrats and tried to throw everyone who didn't agree with their narrow definition of sectarian mob rule as democracy out of the new assembly.

Hopefully one day democracy will mean what it once did, before Tom Paine introduced it to polite ciricles as majority rule, which was participatory, 'from below' democracy.


P.S. I got the links SDF what I was meaning in that last post was what was your own opinions on 'Socialism from below'?

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