Democracy’s Endgame

The democratic mantra ‘individual freedom’ dissolves ties.

Responsibilities linking us to each other.

What we have in common is seen as undemocratic.

The illegitimate subordination of I to we.

It now seems intolerable to compel the individual.

To defer uncritically to the authority of others.

One should be free to live however one thinks best.

A common moral authority is seen as authoritarian.

Radical individualism leads to a bleak endgame.

A mass of equally insignificant, identical, isolated selves.

Radically free. From external responsibility and restraint.

Losing the purpose and direction of our existence.

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