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What is the Difference between Democracy and Dictatorship?

What is the Difference between Democracy and Dictatorship?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEMOCRACY AND DICTATORSHIP? – Now you might think this is a pretty stupid question, because the answer may be so obvious.

A quick look at Wikipedia will give you the answer, but here’s the short version:

WikipediaDemocracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives.

Wikipedia –  a dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual: a dictator.

Now that the definitions, as we know them, are explained, can anyone honestly say, with hand on heart, that anyone living in the Western hemisphere is living under a democracy?

If you answered yes then you are either blissfully ignorant or heavily medicated. Now that may seem a little harsh or even rude and to be honest those who are blissfully ignorant cannot really be blamed, any more than those heavily medicated.

The trouble is, with any governmental system, it’s all about conditioning citizens, through propaganda, to get them to believe in the system being operated – and often operated for the needs of the few, or those in charge.

What you don’t believe me?  Let’s take a few examples and see how we get on.

Thailand

Most Thais are blissfully ignorant that Thailand was invaded by the Chinese over 400 years ago. It’s why you have a Thai/Chinese population and it’s why these people rule, while the indigenous are poor and ignorant.

In 1932 the Monarchy was recast as a Constitutional Monarch, not by the people but by the ruling government.  Doing away with the Monarch altogether would not have been in their interest as it keeps the illusion that all is well within the country and gives the people a figure head to focus on.

How doctorial is the Thai Government?  Well that depends on your point of view, and how much money you have.  Do you know of another society that would grovel on the ground like a dog to anyone consider superior, mainly due to their wealth?  Well the Thais do and it’s their lot in life – it is also why the country is rife with corruption, because everyone is trying to get up the ladder.

Thailand, according to the Government, is a fledgling democracy, but I can tell you this, no democracy exists in Thailand as the votes are bought – he who has the most money to pay the voters wins.

United State of American

Now the U.S is one of the most powerful countries in the world.  It certainly is no longer the ‘Super-Power’ it once was and in fact China holds most of its debt, so it is basically a subsidiary of China – USChina Inc., if you like.

Regardless of that little fact the U.S is a fully developed democracy right?  Ah, not quite so, because the idea of a democracy is one where the people get to decided what goes on, and that job is firmly in the hands of the lobbyists.

The U.S, like most western countries, likes to portray an image of several freedoms; that is the Right to Free Speech, the Right to Free Express and a number of other rights that are in this case of the U.S formalized in the Constitution.

Unfortunately it’s all a lie.  Anyone trying to change the way government is run soon ends up hitting a brick wall, or when it comes to people like Aaron Swartz, it often costs live.

U.S citizens do NOT live in a democracy.  Legislation is continuously forced upon them which are often down to the lobbyists paying senators and congressman vast sums of money to implement whatever the lobbyist wants.

The U.S, like most western countries, likes to portray an image of several freedoms; that is the Right to Free Speech, the Right to Free Express and a number of other rights that are in this case of the U.S formalized in the Constitution.

United Kingdom

The UK, as everyone is aware, has a Constitutional Monarchy.  The Queen has no powers to change the laws, but she does work tirelessly for the sake of Britain’s interests.  While many would disagree with that, they might want to try doing the Queen’s job for a week and they will quickly realize just how much work the Queen actually does.

Apart from that the UK has a democratically elected government – nobody is denying that, but that’s about as far as democracy goes in the UK.  For the most part it is the EU that controls what UK citizens may or may not do and continuously passes laws to ensure we keep paying our taxes and are kept under control.

It is interesting to note that this point that the EU is a pure dictatorship as these un-elected officials control every aspect of our lives.

For the most part it is the EU that controls what UK citizens may or may not do and continuously passes laws to ensure we keep paying our taxes and are kept under control.

As we can see, the Western world does not have democracy – let’s look at the Wikipedia definition again:

Wikipedia –  Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives.

So, according to Wikipedia each of us, if we did live in a democracy, should have an equal say on the government decisions that affect our lives.  On this basis the question begs to be asked; “If this were the case, why are important decisions, such as the issue to staying in the EU, not put to the people with immediate effect, through an organized referendum?”

The answer is simple – control.  Governments cannot control its citizens in a democracy and therefore Dictatorship is masked in an electoral process, which is you get to vote them in, so they can do what they like.  Have you ever known an elected government to stick to their manifesto?

Democracy is a farce, a lie, a word that Western governments like to use so that they may manipulate and control your way of thinking.

In truth there is no difference between a dictatorship and a democracy other than what the so called democratic countries would have you believe.

Remember, true democracy is the right for everyone to make a decision on what effects their lives.  Next time you are asked to vote, ask the person you intend to vote for if he or she can explain what democracy is in relation to a dictatorship and then ask if the decisions they intend to make will be put to a referendum as dictated to by a democracy.

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