An Anarchist Critique of Democracy

[ politics, ]
February 24, 2009

Some good points in here. ``...reject all societal processes that break that link -- such as private property, exchange relations, division of labor, and democracy. We call that broken link alienation.'' ``Passions and desires can only be a delight when they are real and definite forces in our lives. In this condition of alienation, however, they are inevitably muted by the knowledge that the conditions of our existence are not under our control. In this context, dreams are only for dreamers, because our desires are constantly faced with the impossibility of action.''


``Democracy also demands the singular importance of "opinions." Voters become spectators in a process where they are presented with opinions to choose from, while in reality those who create the agendas are really in control.''