003: The Myth of Democracy & The Illusion of Freedom


A Young Person's Guide to Politics I

Critical Thinking Question:

How easy would it be to convince someone that they were free...if you could also make sure that they never knew what "freedom" really was?

Topic: Why I am against political solutions for education, AKA using the system to change the system by working within the system. To me, that sounds like a myth that came out of the system, like bears spreading rumors about staying still when you encounter bears (it's easier for them to eat you that way).

Jim Gaffigan On Bears

In this episode we'll address three big myths about democracy:
1. It works
2. It's good
3. It's freedom

1. It doesn't
2. It's not (this is very important)
3. It's almost the opposite

We'll also discuss the role of public education and the mainstream media in this illusion.

Bumper Music:
Jamie Cullen "21st Century Kid"

Look Closer:

The Politics Of Obedience The Discourse Of Voluntary Servitude By Etienne De La Boetie
"Democracy--the god that failed: the economics and politics of monarchy" By Hans-Hermann Hoppe
The Myth of Democratic Peace: Why Democracy Cannot Deliver Peace in the 21st Century by James Ostrowski
Death by government By R. Rummel
Freedomain Radio-True News 5: The Truth About Voting
Kicking the Vietnam Syndrome
by Brigadier General H. R. McMaster

Gulf War: The More We Watched, the Less We Knew By Rosalind Silver
Democracy Is Not Freedom by Rep. Ron Paul, MD

For more discussion on this topic (between Wes Bertrand, Dan Lakemacher and myself), check out Complete Liberty Podcast Episodes 78, 79 and 80

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