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Who rules in a democracy?

First Contradiction of Democracy
As we discussed earlier criticism is crucial to the emergence of new ideas and solutions thus leading to increase in knowledge. But there is a very real problem faced in everyday life. Whenever someone criticises the prevailing ideas and the people in power it means that the person is trying to oust those in power. He gathers a large number of supporters and after successfully de-legitimising the ruling people and their ideas he then grabs power. This happens in all kinds of organisations and even within families. Thus control and power passes into the hands of others.

Obviously those in power will defend their position. It is not enough if they accept the criticism. Accepting the criticism also strengthens those who make it. The only way is to crush the dissenters which can be done only if their critique and ideas themselves are de-legitimised. This is the main reasons societies and organisations become anti-knowledge and are unable to change and re…

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