Friday, March 24, 2006

Joseph Sobran on Democracy

Quote of the day year:
"So when the wolf pounces on your lamb, just ignore the pitiful bleating and remind yourself that this is a democracy, where every sheep can freely express its preference for which kind of wolf it wants to be eaten by. Many sheep, perhaps understandably, prefer a wolf in sheep'’s clothing, which is after all the basic idea of democracy. So far it has worked pretty well. The wolves all agree on that, and they want to spread democracy everywhere."
Is there anyone else out there who agrees with my assertion that democracy is the dumberest thing since general macroeconomic theory?


Vache Folle said...

Count me among the democracy skeptics. I think the hereditary principle or random lot do better when it comes to selecting office holders. I have long argued that the best way to reform campaign finance is to abolish campaigns.

jomama said...

I think it was von Mises who said that there was only one true democracy, where $1 equals one vote.

The rest is always a bad con.