I believe in democracy because I don’t want some rich elite telling us what to do.
I believe in democracy because I don’t want our whole society run for the benefit of a rich elite.
I believe in representative and local democracy because I don’t believe some rich elite can possibly know what is good for anyone but the rich elite.
I believe in democracy because I want some say, however small, in events.
I believe in democracy because it provides the closest thing to individual freedom we can collectively have.
Ironically of course, at this moment in time we have a minimal democracy (according to Wikipedia that really is the official term) which is run by a rich elite, for the benefit of a rich elite. The first is demonstrated in the Independent and the Spectator, among others. The second – well do I have to provide…
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