Exclusive: Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy
Author: Philip Atkinson
Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: August 3, 2007
democratic government is better than dictatorships and theocracies, it
has its pitfalls. FSM Contributing Editor Philip Atkinson describes
some of the difficulties facing President Bush today.
Conquering the Drawbacks of Democracy
By Philip Atkinson
President George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the United States. He was sworn in for a second term on January 20, 2005 after being chosen by the majority of citizens in America to be president.
in 2007 he is generally despised, with many citizens of Western
civilization expressing contempt for his person and his policies,
sentiments which now abound on the Internet. This rage at President
Bush is an inevitable result of the system of government demanded by
the people, which is Democracy.
inadequacy of Democracy, rule by the majority, is undeniable – for it
demands adopting ideas because they are popular, rather than because
they are wise. This means that any man chosen to act as an agent of the
people is placed in an invidious position: if he commits folly because
it is popular, then he will be held responsible for the inevitable
result. If he refuses to commit folly, then he will be detested by most
citizens because he is frustrating their demands.
faced with the possible threat that the Iraqis might be amassing
terrible weapons that could be used to slay millions of citizens of
Western Civilization, President Bush took the only action prudence
demanded and the electorate allowed: he conquered Iraq with an army.
dangerous and expensive act did destroy the Iraqi regime, but left an
American army without any clear purpose in a hostile country and
subject to attack. If the Army merely returns to its home, then the
threat it ended would simply return.
wisest course would have been for President Bush to use his nuclear
weapons to slaughter Iraqis until they complied with his demands, or
until they were all dead. Then there would be little risk or expense
and no American army would be left exposed. But if he did this, his
cowardly electorate would have instantly ended his term of office, if
not his freedom or his life.
The simple truth that modern weapons now mean a nation must practice genocide or commit suicide. Israel provides the perfect example. If the Israelis do not raze Iran, the Iranians will fulfill their boast and wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Yet Israel
is not popular, and so is denied permission to defend itself. In the
same vein, President Bush cannot do what is necessary for the survival
of Americans. He cannot use the nation's powerful weapons. All he can
do is try and discover a result that will be popular with Americans.
As there appears to be no sensible result of the invasion of Iraq
that will be popular with his countrymen other than retreat, President
Bush is reviled; he has become another victim of Democracy.
elevating popular fancy over truth, Democracy is clearly an enemy of
not just truth, but duty and justice, which makes it the worst form of
government. President Bush must overcome not just the situation in Iraq, but democratic government.
However, President Bush has a valuable historical example that he could choose to follow.
the ancient Roman general Julius Caesar was struggling to conquer
ancient Gaul, he not only had to defeat the Gauls, but he also had to
defeat his political enemies in Rome who would destroy him the moment his tenure as consul (president) ended.
pacified Gaul by mass slaughter; he then used his successful army to
crush all political opposition at home and establish himself as
permanent ruler of ancient Rome.
This brilliant action not only ended the personal threat to Caesar, but
ended the civil chaos that was threatening anarchy in ancient Rome – thus marking the start of the ancient Roman Empire that gave peace and prosperity to the known world.
President Bush copied Julius Caesar by ordering his army to empty Iraq
of Arabs and repopulate the country with Americans, he would achieve
immediate results: popularity with his military; enrichment of America
by converting an Arabian Iraq into an American Iraq (therefore turning
it from a liability to an asset); and boost American prestiege while
terrifying American enemies.
could then follow Caesar's example and use his newfound popularity with
the military to wield military power to become the first permanent
president of America, and end the civil chaos caused by the continually squabbling Congress and the out-of-control Supreme Court.
President Bush can fail in his duty to himself, his country, and his God, by becoming “ex-president” Bush or he can become “President-for-Life” Bush: the conqueror of Iraq,
who brings sense to the Congress and sanity to the Supreme Court. Then
who would be able to stop Bush from emulating Augustus Caesar and
becoming ruler of the world? For only an America
united under one ruler has the power to save humanity from the threat
of a new Dark Age wrought by terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.
FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Philip Atkinson is the British born founder of ourcivilisation.com and author of A Study of Our Decline.
He is a philosopher specializing in issues concerning the preservation
of Western civilization. Mr. Atkinson receives mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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