There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. It's coming from the feel that this ain't exactly real, or it's real, but it ain't exactly there. It's coming from the women and the men. Democracy is also a form of worship. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. … Remember, democracy never lasts long. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses. It's coming through a hole in the air From those nights in Tienanmen Square It's coming from the feel That this ain't exactly real Or it insider dealing Et in arcadia. There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. Election Day playlist: 10 songs about voting, democracy and the end of political ads Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. He corrupted our democracy He corrupted our government He corrupted our judicial system He corrupted a political party We witnessed war at our Capitol which was a long time coming It is a national tragedy Foreign countries in total disbelief It seems the Founding Fathers came back from … Democracy is coming to the U.S.A It's coming from the women and the men Oh baby, we'll be making love again We'll be going down so deep That the river's gonna weep And the mountain's goin' to shout, "Amen!" Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. O baby, we'll be making love again. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge. This is a well-done parody of “American Pie” by Don McLean (for those old enough to remember it). Leonard Cohen - Democracy Lyrics. 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