Synonyms: Competent, Decisive, Organized

Antonyms: See Democracy

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others that have been tried.” ~Winston Churchill


Can’t live with it

Wouldn’t want to live without it

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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17 Responses to Democracy

  1. carolannec says:

    Congratulations on your new president.
    I hope this is the start of a steady, enlightened period.
    May people have space to be with family, be professionally successful and have time to read!

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  2. kendorphin says:

    Funny thing democracy. It has been around for thousands of years, and we are still figuring it out.

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  3. And God is STILL on His throne!

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  4. Love the pix.  Laughter helps me cope.

    So much that was bad about the 1930-s and 1940-s has resurfaced nowadays, and several of Churchill’s quotes are relevant.  I plan to riff very soon on another Churchill quote; this one is about something good from 1942 that is especially relevant to 2020-11-07.

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  5. revruss1220 says:

    Hilarious! I am especially fond of the DVD rewinder.

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  6. The problem with democracy is that the people get the leaders they deserve. :/

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  7. The slide that goes in three directions probably summarizes this election best. Ouch!

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  8. Erika says:

    Hmm, never thought about it that way but your pictures make me think (and giggle)!!

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  9. Thanks for the smiles!

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  10. exhebdenmick says:

    Hi Mich,
    Very nice piece.
    I wrote a blog about democracy in July of last year (Democracy, Shamocracy, Dimocracy – where are we now?), aimed primarily at the UK elections but most of the quotations I dug up were from Americans.
    Jimmy Bovard, a US political commentator, famously said that “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner”.
    H.L. Mencken, “The Sage of Baltimore”, regarded democracy as a form of religion and described it as the “worship of jackals by jackasses.” I must say that I find that difficult to argue with, and, when he described democracy as “… a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance”, I found myself applauding.
    As a Brit, I am delighted by the US result, but, the most worrying thought I have was one expressed by Woodrow Wilson, who was convinced that “government, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy”.
    Sobering thought.

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