Ozymandias vs Beelzebub
August 19, 2014 § 40 Comments
Nature has a way of bringing the rule of particular men to an end every few decades. The mechanism is called Death.
Liberalism though doesn’t have an expiration date or an inherently limited lifespan.
Rule by particular men is inherently more resistant to tyranny than more abstracted or formalized systems of government for a whole variety of reasons. One of them is that nature ensures that a bad ruler is only around for a matter of decades.
But bad ideology can last indefinitely. Rule by demons has no expiration date.
So the next time someone complains about how hard it can be to get rid of a bad king, be sure to ask the question “compared to what?”