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Universal Democracy

by David Sims

DEMOCRACY does not require universal suffrage. In ancient Athens, where democracy first appeared, the right to vote was limited, and some people there were slaves, who could not vote. [Anyone not an Athenian or Attic Greek by birth had no vote, so of course only Whites could vote — and only those Whites considered best-qualified had the vote. It is estimated that out of some 300,000 people in ancient Athenian territory, only about 30,000 were permitted to vote. — Ed.]

Democracy works better when it is limited to people who have children and property interests: a stake in their country’s future. Democracy works better when all of the voters are intelligent, conservative, and morally decent men belonging to the country’s founding ethnic stock. [This would mean, in our nation, limiting the franchise to the nation’s founding race alone, with anti-nationalist agitators, morons, the dull, chronic welfare dependents, Marxists, Jews, other non-Whites, and perverts absolutely prevented from voting. — Ed.]

The free market, on the other hand, works best when the ability to engage in profitable trade isn’t limited to big corporations; i.e., free markets works best when participation isn’t limited.

You can’t have both universal democracy and universal free market participation. Sooner or later, one will be sacrificed in order to keep the other. If you keep universal democracy, the least industrious and the least competent people will vote themselves largesse that harder and more competently working people will be taxed to pay for.

So the wiser course is to sacrifice universal democracy in order to keep universal participation in the free market. Limit the vote to the wisest and most decent men of the country’s founding ethnic stock.

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20 June, 2020 6:37 pm

Is democracy really necessary or perhaps it is a utopia ?, Democracy is easily corruptible, example USA. Egypt lasted longer than Greece, and the Chinese have been thousands of years to this day. Egypt succumbed to the integration of slaves and Jews (suspected of destroying civilizations), but highly ethnocentric isolationist China still exists as such. The best would be a civilization governed by the homogeneous-ethnocentric meritocracy (Symmetric, honeycomb type), nature is the way.

Reply to  Panadechi
21 June, 2020 5:48 pm

I recall reading Plato (The Republic) stating that the best government is by a benevolent monarchy. The problem is that today many of the monarchs work for the enemies of their own people.

Reply to  Truthweed
21 June, 2020 9:00 pm

At the center of Confucianism is a social contract: the governed owed allegiance to the rulers, but the rulers who did not care for the welfare of the people lost the “mandate of heaven” and could be justly overthrown. Confucius never gave rulers a license for oppression.

Reply to  Panadechi
30 June, 2020 3:01 am


(The People’s welfare shall be the supreme law)

Roman statesman, lawyer, academic and skeptic philosopher.

Reply to  Panadechi
30 June, 2020 2:56 am

Democracy is not simply a utopia. It is a scam. How can a society be confident what’s best (or not) for its interests when important decisions are taken, laws enacted and policies implemented just because out of -say- 10 votes, 6 said “this” and 4 voted “that”, so we do what the 6 want but not because they are necessarily right but because they are numerically more. In other words “Democracy” is an illogical system destined to fail because quantities (the mobs) rule over qualites (aristocrats).

30 June, 2020 2:44 am

It is wrong to state that ancient Greece had Democracy. (I am typing under severe time restrictions so my comment will not offer references at this time) Only the city state of Athens and for a very short time of a few decades preceding the Peloponnesian War had a political system resembling democracy but in closer examination it was …not. Because, i) women did not have the right to vote and so did (not have the right to vote) those who were classified as “metoikoi” (immigrants) and of course the slaves. ii)Yes Athens of the so called “golden age” was a society were slaves were employed for doing the work while their owners gathered in the Agora and endlessly debated the issues. iii) All Athenian males HAD to be first… Read more »