Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Democracies are eventually undone by Demagogues

This is why England and Europe are freaked out by Trump. They are afraid Trump will turn the U.S. into a dictatorship. IF you observe him carefully in action you might be afraid of this too.

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Demagogue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Greek historian Polybius thought that democracies are inevitably undone by demagogues. He said that every democracy eventually decays into "a government of violence and the strong hand," leading to "tumultuous assemblies, massacres, banishments."[6]

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If you observe in history how most democracies collapse, it is from someone who becomes a dictator by dissolving the power of the supreme court and the legislative body leaving only the dictator or military leader in charge to make ALL decisions from then on. Usually this leader is also a demagogue promising to restore the Supreme Court and legislature at a later date but usually never does.

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