Demopaths are people who use democratic language and invoke human rights only when it serves their interests, and not when it calls for self-criticism or self-restraint. Demopaths demand stringent levels of human “rights” but do not apply these basic standards for the “other” to their own behavior. The most lethal demopaths use democratic rights to destroy democracy.
Demopaths differ from civil-society free-riders; the latter enjoy more rights than they grant to others simply out of selfishness or laziness. Demopaths are fundamentally hostile to granting others’ rights, and secretly despise the values of civil society (which demands that they tolerate and respect others). Instead of coming along for the ride, they want to sink the boat.
Demopaths use the jargon of civil society and human rights to convince their targets. Through this progressive discourse, demopaths exploit on people eager to believe that civic values can resolve the problem. Sometimes demopaths are completely hostile to the cultures in which they live, and manipulate human rights as a Trojan horse to enter the city and sack it."
From Augean Stables
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
"There are Private-sector jobs that pay taxes and Public-sector jobs that consume taxes, and that tea party sympathizers are almost all Private-sector workers who are tired of being host organisms to the high salaries, generous pensions, and general waste being conducted by those Public-sector parasites." Mark Alexander, Redwood City, CA.