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This is a revamp of an article I submitted to Writers' Challenge on the topic of "Charade". Jan Ackerman's comments have helped greatly and are much appreciated. I'd really appreciate your response.
An evil shadow can be seen hovering over the western fields of freedom.
It’s a game we play with human stakes.
Democracy:- government of the people, for the people, by the people. What does this mean? Human nature has the last word on everything! That is completely terrifying. Human nature given the contract to manage the affairs of the nation under the guise of everybody having their fair say. Now there is a real charade – a mockery of fair play.
The assumption, or premise, is that human nature is good, generally speaking. History demonstrates clearly that human nature is easily corruptible when given power. Is this evident in democracy? Democracy is the power of group speak to convince the nation of a notion – preferably when the nation is otherwise occupied and in laissez-faire mode. Group speak is much advanced by the strength of the media, which, therefore, has the power of selecting what will and what will not be promoted. This gives media moguls control the country, and seeing they are paid by their advertisers, their programs are tailored to the materialism of company promotions. Additionally their programs are tailored to whatever dramas most people will watch in order to promote product. Anger seems to be the thing that most stirs people and is the heart and core of modern media productions, so that the young generations are being brought up on a diet of anger which they learn to practice for dramatic effect and the gaining of personal attention. Thus when I explain to a six-year-old at school that his style of dictating to me lacks elegance and needs a please or a thank you to make it acceptable, he simply announces that he will not be my friend any more. He has learned the angry power game already. Violence, the product of the anger dramas, is rising fast as a consequence of the democratic process.
The other facet of democratic government is that the loudest voice wins, meaning that when a large number of people access the media to promote their message, the nation gets a one-sided perspective of the issue over a long period of time until that perspective seems to become a national standard. In fact, if this group of people (not necessarily speaking for the majority at all!) do not get their notion turned by parliament into law the first time, they will simply re-present it constantly until the nation cowers and accepts. Even though it has not a majority agreement it can slip through into law. Human nature is not too clean about the way it operates. It simply educates the public via the media on its requirements. It also takes itself a licence to be mock and savage “dissenters” to humanist thinking.
Yet even in the face of these facts, democracy is being touted world-wide as the best form of government. China, during the Beijing Olympic Games, is suffering the effects of the “Human Nature Publicity Machine.” This machine purports to support human rights, but in fact only supports humanism, which, these days, derives from the atheist (amoral) viewpoint with fast disappearing traces of Christian attitudes. ‘Dissenters’ are supposed to keep their faith (religion) out of the argument. This, of course, is quite impossible. Even the strongest atheist is unable to keep his belief system out of his arguments. We are what we believe! What they mean is that only atheists think correctly and should, therefore, govern – shadows of an ethnic cleansing program eventuating!
Democracy occurred initially as a reaction to insensitive monarchy. It was an opportunity for the people to have a voice in government – effectively to become kings. This worked very well while there was a strong Christian ethic still potent in the nations, and many great things were achieved, like the abolition of slave-trading and the instruction of all children in schools (so they could read scripture for themselves, thus building their own wisdom and understanding).
However over the years it is human nature that has acquired the ascendency, along with the violence so abhorred by God. Now democracy is insisting that all nations submit to its terrifying humanizing influence. By this means the whole world will become subject to abject human nature and the latest forms of ethnic cleansing – eg abortion, euthanasia, and who has a right to say their piece (only humanists of course!).
Brothers and Sisters, I submit that democracy currently is the great charade. There is not, and never will be, any securely honest form of government until Jesus comes again. But, in the meantime we desperately need Christians in office. Who will take up the challenge?
Come Lord Jesus!
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