Systems work when
they stick to their Founding Principles
(which are, in fact, the “Operating Principles” of the System).
Democracy is one of these systems: the Principles of the Constitutions are its Operating Principles of Society in the democratic regime.
when these principles are not respected,
chaos is created.
The problem is that
1) Democracy works only if the Constitution Principles are applied.
2) the Left, which we wants neutralize because it is undermining Democracy, acts precisely in contrast against the principles of the Constitution. And if we respond to the actions of the Left by placing ourself on the same plane, it does not correct the problem at all, but accentuates it.
Already in the specific case of Coronavirus
Trump has followed exactly the methods of the Left,
making top-down decisions
with which he has taken sovereignty from the citizens.
And he therefore generated chaos.
Similarly now Trump is acting in the case of the 2020 riots (for the death of George Floyd).
In summary, in a Democracy
1) if you act top-down it creates chaos in any case
This is because, as illustrated below, if a decision is imposed on citizens, the condition of awareness of citizens’ choices is altered.
2) To correct the chaos created by the Left, it is necessary to react by restoring the principles of Democracy: the Sovereignty of Citizens (or the freedom of choice of Citizens). And not, making decisions “on their behalf”.
What does this mean in the case of the spring 2020 riots?
The problem is that Trump plans to “protect” Citizens of various States by intervening with top-down decisions. And in this way he only reinforces the action of the Left, which tends to weaken the awareness of citizens.
The fact is, whether you like it or not,
the functioning of Democracy
is based precisely on the awareness of citizens.
(this is true as long as there are real elections: a “problem” that the Left is trying to eliminate).
The problem is therefore that Trump, pretending to correct the problem of riots, acts with the same method of the Left, and does not correct the problem at all.
That is, Trump acts in a “paternalistic” way, just like the Left that claims that Citizens are unable to make effective decisions for their lives. Trump makes decisions based on the conception of the “ox people”, which must be guided with top-down decisions (it is the same conception expressed by Taylor, the “theorist” of the assembly line of Henry Ford, much appreciated by Stalin).
Democracy works precisely in the opposite way: the strengthening of Democracy is favored by not making top-down paternalistic decisions (even when a Leader makes decisions “for the good of the citizens”). Or
Democracy is strengthened
by letting citizens
become aware of the causes of a problem
(so that they stop making bad decisions, such as that of electing a Left administration: which in the case of the murder of George Floyd caused current problems: first by letting a policeman like the one in question be operational – a Left Leader like the Sen. Amy Klobuchar had not indicted him for previous acts of violence, allowing him to remain in the police; and then not intervening with the arrest of this policeman, despite the evidence that immediately emerged.
The problem is that Trump in this case reasons just like the Left.
There are two ways of reasoning:
● the conception of the Left, according to which Citizens are in the irredeemable condition of not knowing how to manage their own lives
● the “traditional” (conservative) conception, in which people can make mistakes, but – if they live in a system that makes them responsible for their actions – they evolve with the “error and error correction” process.
Specifically, today Trump adds a problem to that created by the Left, since he himself does not respect the principles of functioning of Democracy (the Constitution):
Trump ignores the fact that
Citizens are free to choose (who administers them).
The fact is that for a Democracy to work, the Principle of freedom of choice must be combined with the Principle of responsibility.
Acting from above, Trump raises Citizens of the Cities in which there are riots of their responsibility for this problem. Or the possibility of understanding that they are themselves responsible for the evil that afflicts them (they freely chose the administrations that produced this problem).
From a political (legal) point of view, therefore, Trump does not take into account that:
Citizens are free to choose their administrations
(Citizens simply need to realize that they themselves are responsible for their problems; and that they have to choose different administrators.)
This applies to the citizens of Minneapolis, but also to those of the cities in which the administrators have allowed riots to develop.
Note one of the problems that Trump’s decision creates by sending “military” forces: if the police are unable to stop the riots, those forces are even less able to do so.
In this way, greater chaos is created, and the Left is given the opportunity to increase the effectiveness of the current media campaign.
By doing this Trump:
● allows the mainstream media to paint a bogus reality, in which the problems are not highlighted (“the state intervenes against the citizens”; “the real protesters are peaceful”; “the murder of George Floyd is a racial problem”, etc. .. …).
● the left will continue to win elections (at least the local one) due to the lack of awareness on the part of the citizens.
Trump should instead restore true Democracy:
● ensuring the existence of truly objective information channels
● restoring methods and tools of true Democracy: fore example decreasing central power and giving local communities new tools for the direct management of administration of the territory.