Liberal Democratic Anarchy, by The Zman

Modern technology leaves no time to think, no time to reflect, no time for anything but random emotion and crowd psychology. From The Zman at theburningplatform.com:

In theory, the difference between mob rule and liberal democracy is that the former operates outside of authority, while the latter is limited by a set of principles. The former is operating in the moment while the latter is deliberative. Instead of just doing what feels right in the moment, like exacting revenge, liberal democracy has processes and limits, forcing people to think about what they are doing before they act. It is majority rule slowed to a crawl by the ideals of western liberalism.

The problem is that liberal democracy is an industrial age political philosophy that is unsuited for the technological age. Fifty years ago, information flowed primarily by words on a page, carried around by men. Television and radio sped up the flow of information, but the information still got into those networks by foot. Before it could be on television, someone had to go out to the scene, make video, carry it back to the studio and then edit it. It was still a slow world.

Today, information flows at the speed of light. A conspiracy theory can be hatched and promoted to millions on-line in a matter of minutes. As the old expression goes, a lie is around the world before the truth is out of bed. It is why the race hoax has become a phenomenon of this age. By the time the truth of the incident has been revealed, we are onto the third or fourth race hoax. These stories collectively build up in the system to the point where they cumulatively become a truth of their own.

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2 responses to “Liberal Democratic Anarchy, by The Zman

  1. Modern tech should leave More time to think,ponder,analyze.It is the human who must decide how to allocate time and attention.It no longer takes all day to do a load of wash or go to town for supplies.Researching a subject takes Far less effort and time than forty years ago when you had to hope there was a decent library or bookstore close.

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  2. The power elites harness the mob. Their method is the same as small children losing at a board game. Kick the game over and play something else. Great reset anyone?

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