When we set the scene.
Listened while writing this post, try while reading it :o)
This post is the second in a series which looks at the evolution of what is left of what we call democracy in my nation. These posts are best read in the order they were published. Starting at the 6th post in the series, for example, will mean that nothing makes sense to you, dear reader. Happy reading!
Have you noticed the hashtag for this post? Of course you have. This word came to me during a little bit of wordplay which I was indulging in on my daily stroll. You will see that it is a port-manteau of the words ‘democracy’ and ‘monarchy’. I have been told that a band once used this word to give a sense of folklore to their work, although they fused ‘demon’ with ‘archie’, which is a completely different matter altogether.
The definition in one of the most well renowned dictionaries tells us that this word means ‘a form of government run by demons.’ This really isn’t what I’m trying to get into with these posts, although…🤣 No, I kid. In all seriousness please do not assume that I am any sort of advocate for conspiracy theories, no matter how intriguing they may be! Coming back to the hashtag for this post, I would say that it describes fairly well a portion of the population who like the idea of being able to hand over power to a certain individual, and that this will relieve them of the pressure of dealing with it themselves. It’s as though the notion of power is too heavy a burden to endure and that delegating it as swiftly as possible to some sort of ‘chosen one’ would be the easiest solution.
Faux democracy? Perhaps. Forced? I don’t think so. A democracy in our own image? I am convinced.
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Translation by Heidi Dewhirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/
Last Updated on September 13, 2021 by Coach Danny