Arvindus

Phrases

Democracy

  • Title: Phrases, Democracy.
  • Author: Arvindus.
  • Publisher: Arvindus.
  • Copyright: © 2021 Arvindus, all rights reserved.
  • Index: 202112192.
  • Edition: html, first edition.
  • Original: Frasen, Democratie, Index: 202112191.

Democracy is emocracy

A democracy is a political system, and the word 'democracy' consists etymologically of the Greek words 'demos', meaning 'people', and 'cratos', meaning 'power', giving 'democracy' the etymological meaning of '(political) power of the people'.1, 2 This word contains, with regards to phonetics and grammatics, also the neologism 'emocracy'. In this neologism 'emo' can be considered as an abbreviation of 'emotion', as also applied as reference to a certain emotion directed sub-culture, and emocracy then regards the (political) power of emotions. Now according to the ageless wisdom are most people in the present time polarized in their emotions, which means that they enact their actions, and thus also their voting actions, from their emotions.3 So like the word 'democracy' consists phonetically and grammatically of the word 'emocracy' the political power of the people also consists of the political power of their emotions. In the present time goes: Democracy is emocracy.

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