On democracy

Of all forms of government, democracy is the least accounted amongst civilized nations.
George Washington (1732-1799)
There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
John Adams (1735-1826)
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Democracy (for example in the United Kingdom and the United States) is an elected dictatorship.
Commonly expressed opinion)
“The bugbear of democracy”
Ananda Coomaraswamy

And yet, and yet, as Churchill said, “of all forms of government democray is the worst… except for all the others”.

About amartingarcia

General surgeon (retired). Studied Western philosophy at U of Toronto. Afterwards interest turned to advaita vedanta and non-duality for past 20 yrs, plus a long interlude in Sufism coinciding with that period. Now contributing in ’Advaita Vision’ with regular posts and discussions.
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