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Democracy is and can only be a temporary form of government

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over lousy fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average of the world�s great civilizations before they decline has been 200 years. These nations have progressed in this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to Complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage."
Is this true?
Past dictates the future so will this happen?
Why? How? when?

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  • Oct 6 2013: Democracy is in a way a form of despotism.The only difference here is that the despot here is a larger group of people.In our world and from nature what we must uderstand is that equallity is an utopian myth coined by philosophers who wated exactly the oppossite.Lets just take the simple example of animals and humans in nature,are humans and animal equal? No.Likewise no authority or democratic form of government can ever be wholly accepted by all the people.I am not contradicting my first point ,I am trying to say that no matter how much we try , we perpetually will be under the rule of one form of despotism or the other .And in this respect i would say benevolent despotism is the best form of governance.

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