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Why is Democracy too easily perverted?
It is said that the first great example of Democracy in action is when Pontius Pilate asked the crowd whom they wanted to release, Jesus or Barabbas and the crowd said Barabbas.
A few well-placed agents provocateurs can do the trick, or financing an electoral campaign or a good old-fashioned bribe...but whichever country you are in...democracy is being compromised.
Why is this and why are we so used to it that we are downright apathetic when it comes to correcting it?