Post-Democracy and the Broken Social Contract

Post-Democracy and the Broken Social Contract

Hobbes Leviathan - Democracy“Pre-democratic societies had a firm grasp of the implicit agreements between rulers and ruled. In the medieval era, kings who intruded on the rights of nobility, clergy, towns, or peasantry faced an inevitable backlash, and vice versa. In post-democratic societies, however, the mistaken notion that we actually control the political process has clearly interfered with our perception of our rights. This has allowed the modern social contract to become malleable and perpetually overwritten. This is how we should view many of the “agreements” and “understandings” that the ruling elites of the West have reached with their people over the last 50 years.”

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