The leader of PASOK (sosialist party of Greece) into his naivety , he said something he did not understand its real meaning :
“From the democracy of the majority
to the democracyof consensus… “
All of you who believe in democracy , elections , the political parties , ideologies YOU GOT THE ANSWER.
Around the world until the 90’S people voted according to their beliefs. The right vote for right-wing party , the left vote for left-wing party.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union led the whole world in the embrace of markets.
The ultra-neoliberalism (as expressed by the Thatcher and Reagan) prevailed throughout the world.
This brought the dictatorship of the markets. The markets now decide not only the economic policies but also policies on health, education and welfare.
The markets decide which nations will survive and what will be in a half dead condition.
Of the 240 UN Member fewer than 90 have democracy today.
But even these 90 democracies are democracies in name.
Very few governments have a clear ideological – political position.
Most governments are a cocktail of parties and ideologies that seek to maintain , as far as possible , the status quo.
Markets and Media not allow the formation of pure ideological governments.
The same ideology breaks down into many voices – political parties.
Instead of being dominate the view and the ideological will of the people, dominates the ”consensus”.
This leads to manipulation of coalitions of government by the capital, banks and markets.
The laws generated by these governments serve only the patrons of the coalition and notat all interested in the problems of the people.
Democracy no longer has the meaning it had before.
Democracy means decisions by the people.
Today means maintain the status quo (privileges of plutocrats and degradation of citizens).
When in France , for example , the centrists and communists are obliged to vote for a socialist president , can you tell me where is the free expression?
The same happens in Greece and many other “democracies” ruled by coalition governments.
This I believe is one of the reasons that democracy is an outdated system that needs to be replaced urgently.
The world needs a clear orientation and not consensus and half measures.
Democracy is an illusion.
True democracy never existed.
The human being exist in order to offer himself as he wish.