"the tyranny of the masses"

Dean Gotcher

"In a democratic society a patriarchal culture should make us depressed instead of glad; it [A patriarchal culture] is an argument against the higher possibilities of human nature, of self actualization."  (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management)

"A democratic society repudiates the principle of external authority."  (John Dewey)

"Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him."  "But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus." "Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children." "And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar."  "But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar."  Matthew 27:17, 18, 20, 22-25; John 19:12, 15

An example of democracy at it's "best."  What making the world "safe for democracy" is really all about the consensus of "human nature," with man's love for the things of this world (the approval of men) ruling the day.

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2012-2015