Thursday, October 07, 2004


All animals are equal...

A spur of the instant.
Every once in a while, I get the urge to form my own society of people who hold the same beliefs as I do, or at least concur with them. But then I realize how corrupt it would be, not because I am corrupted, but because politically-oriented societies are always corrupt. No exceptions. Even something as innocuous as a Student Administrative Council is a corrupted society. Our own S.A.C., for example, advertises by telling the students that “any student can be run and hold any position on the council, by being nominated for it by fellow students.” In reality, however, holding any position other than a “commission member” (lowest of all standings) requires that the nominee be voted for by people who are already part of the council. In other words, the only way one can be raised to a higher position, is by being nominated by members higher than you in the hierarchy. In effect, the council is dominated by people who themselves decide who should be on the council, by definition, that is autocracy.

Amplify the above example and you have an outline of how democratic governments operate in reality, one way or another. I think it’s a given that true democracy can never exist unless the leader is prepared to give away his leadership to any candidate at any given time. But that can not happen if the leader’s job is overly luxurious and the decision he makes are not openly decided upon by the people. The leader’s life should be no more than a gift to his people, given voluntarily for the sake of leading the people, not being fed by them.

“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

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