Consent of the Governed Be Damned

Consent of the Governed.

That’s the theory.

The people acquiesce to being governed because the government has earned the people’s trust and their consent to be governed.

In practice, most governments obtain consent through coercion. Those which do not coerce their citizenry use intimidation and force the notion.

All are a far cry from the idea that governments derive their just powers from the people.

In fact, few governments are remotely concerned with justifying their powers to their citizenry. Of far more importance is justifying their powers to capitalist interests, banks, and multinational corporations, which own most of the governments of the world

And the role of governments in capitalist states is to turn over their nations’ treasuries and natural resources to private interests.

The consent of the governed be damned.

 

 

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