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Ochlocracy

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Aristotle’s three forms of government and each’s corrupt form: 1.       Monarchy—Tyranny 2.       Republic –Oligarchy 3.       Democracy—Ochlocracy or mob rule A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. Thomas Jefferson The problem for anarchists in achieving success is that in order to reach their goal they must have an organized effort. In other words, a system which creates its own paradox—organized anarchy. So, it is true of a mob. There is no thought within a mob that defends itself as properly governing anything other than a mob—which cannot be governed by definition. This was the tenor in France before finally the mob turned on its own

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Aristotle’s three forms of government and each’s corrupt form:

1.       Monarchy—Tyranny

2.       Republic –Oligarchy

3.       Democracy—Ochlocracy or mob rule

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. Thomas Jefferson

The problem for anarchists in achieving success is that in order to reach their goal they must have an organized effort. In other words, a system which creates its own paradox—organized anarchy. So, it is true of a mob. There is no thought within a mob that defends itself as properly governing anything other than a mob—which cannot be governed by definition.

This was the tenor in France before finally the mob turned on its own creators and gave them their own up close and personal view of Antoine Louis’ efficient Guillotine.

On Tuckers Carlson’s show (10-10-18) his opening discussion of the night was the present similarity between the Democratic party’s daily talking points and most news outlets’ output.

On one channel, CNN, the discussion of such mob rule was ridiculed for even suggesting that protestors, who chase senators around restaurants or in elevators and shout and curse in-the-face of conservative and Republican persons, at any number of functions are anything like a mob. Those protestors are simply exercising free speech according to CNN’s guests.  They added that The Tea party was actually more mob-like because they raised their voices and were mostly “racist” anyway.

Host Don Lemmons became irate at the thought that these mobsters were any more than citizens exercising their first amendment rights. According to Lemmons the Constitution allows people to protest “Whenever and wherever.” Then he repeated the same line within seconds. Not once did anyone on the panel, nor surprisingly did Carlson himself, take the opportunity to either point out or pull out a copy of the first amendment and read the language which, in part, states “…the right to peaceably assemble…”

This sort of backward tutorship and pseudo academic authority is a pie-in-the-face of those who are not stupid. Lemmons, a pie-thrower and his cable ilk were insistent on their stance that, any time, any place any way a protest is worthy of protected rights. The assumption was made, apparently, as long as they are Democrat party supporters and not Tea Party apparatchiks, Republicans or conservatives, they are quite free to say anything at any time—peaceably be damned!

Much of historical myth is built around not only our own civil war but a revolution 70 years prior to it. The French Revolution, to many, was a great undertaking by patriots who were fighting evil aristocrats who were starving and mistreating the common people. These “patriots” in their zeal for freedom and equality simply went a bit too far, resulting in the deaths of 3 % of the French population. But The rule of the majority and the concomitant mob-rule took root and resulted in mayhem, executions and finally Napoleon.

It is this history that Democrats should most care about, though they seem not to know of it or understand it if they do. They might not understand it, which is most likely, or they may simply pretend to not understand it. They feed their mobs with patriotic deceptions and cheer them on when they succeed in driving the opposition from a restaurant or podium or shoot one at a ballgame. Their own congressmen and senators stoke the fires of mob frenzy while watching the political polls in a potential vote calculus.

Meanwhile untutored, unread and blustering broadcast agents like Don Lemmons and CNN et al with their collective eponymous Robespierres of Booker, Waters, Schumer squeal for more confrontations; and a former presidential candidate tells the world that incivility is their battle cry.

The current mob activity as with all mob activity has no uniformed or informed thought processes. It has action only. And it will act at first on instruction, then on uncontrolled frenzy.

To Cory Booker, et al: While the Guillotine has been declared, by law, illegal, what different would that make to the lawless?

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