gregkavarnos wrote:You are not comparing monarchy to democracy, because American society (for example) is not a democracy it is a corporatist oligarchy.
It is whatever the people allow it to be.
The working class is the majority, women are the majority, non-caucasians are or may soon be, collectively, the majority. Social, political and economic change takes a lot of constant hard work, money and time and the majority of people are not interested in that. But progressive change happens all the time in the United States. If you count marijuana legalization and gay marriage, for example, which are becoming a reality, then these are two perfect examples of a working democracy. These two issues are not solid yet, but people are making it happen. The king is not making it happen.
Is democracy easy? no.
The fact is, however, ignorant, suffering, foolish people are the majority.
They are also the minority.
btw, corporations also include every incorporated sangha (functioning as a tax-exempt religious charitable organization) in the U.S. for example, Vipassana Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
which hosts this forum.
So, if you are bashing corporations as a whole, you are including the very one that provides you with the opportunity to bash.