Thank you for the diagnosis, Sigmund. Is it death or jerking off? Make up your mind.
The fact that we are allowed to choose our dictators doesn’t make us any freer. It merely gives voters the feeling of power and the illusion of
control. All the while they are being manipulated into supporting a
government that implements policies detrimental to their well being.
What better way is there to get people to follow the law and pay taxes
than to convince them that these things are their will? What better way
is there to get people to tolerate the government’s evils than by
convincing them that the situation is temporary and that they can change the government at the next election? What better way is there to get people to respect elected officials than to convince them that they, the people, chose these scoundrels to represent them? (A mandate, it’s called.) None of these things are true, but the fraud works. Democracy is held to be the best form of government yet devised.