Democracy’s Protection Of The Minority

One of the most beautiful and most deadly elements of democracy is that it allows for the right’s of a minority group to be heard.  It is these same rights that put an end to slavery, but also protected the rights of the Ku Klux Klan to assemble and make their voice heard.

That’s about as black and white as I can make it.

But we must also consider this:  Rich people are the minority in our country.  In fact, they are the minority of the world.  And yet they have all the money and resources locked up in their control.  The icing on the cake is that they’re not even sharing it in meaningful ways.  But under our current democracy, the rights of the rich are protected because of their minority status.

I think it is high time that we that we welcome “the rich” back into our majority.  We don’t have to do this violently, we can simply open our arms to them.  If we took money out of our cultural equation there would no longer be a rich minority and poor majority.  We could simply BE.

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