Asked about the uncertainty ahead, especially with respect to the role of the [Egyptian] military, presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs said, "I don't think we have to fear democracy."How ignorant can one man be? It's hard to measure with any precision, but can there be any doubt that Gibbs must be close to the maximum? How can one finish a career in the White House and have no idea of the Founders' fear of democracy? I imagine that living and working in DC, one would see the monuments every day that were erected to commemorate men who gave us a republic, to defend the rights of the individual, because they knew that democracies always defend the desires of the mob. How does that not sink in?
Democracy is the means by which the unproductive majority cloaks itself in legality while stealing from a productive minority. Zimbabwe, former bread basket of Africa, now an economic basket-case, is a prime example. Democracy, otherwise known as mob rule, is to be greatly feared.