(Edit: we're not taking about Pslpatine any longer) Where are you getting this from? Freedom has generally strongly been linked to democracies? By whom? Here's where the slavery argument bears relevance: Americsn democracy was a huge factor in the maintenance of the institution. Democracy glorifies the whims of the majority against the minority. It encourages pandering and unthinking frenzied passions. Your friend Churchill there was a racist. Democracy for him meant the triumph of whites over all their inferiors. If you want to get on your moral high horse and get frightened by play-acting on the Internet, then fine, lets get serious. The form of government you advocate has serious problems and is seriously undesirable. And take care that when you refer to democracy, you mean it. The US was not founded as a democracy nor intended to be one. France isn't one either. Just as anything bad is fascist, people call anything good democratic. Keys use words the way here actually meant. Fascism is am awful, scary tjinh: but it's also highly populist for the same reasons democracy is. They're more similar than you realize, and both opposed to countermajoritarian rule. Bottom line is: if you want to play ball, I'm game. I just don't want unsubstantiated allegations nor do I want historical determinism: e.g. society is more tolerant these days therefore democracy is tolerant (ESP since this is demonstrably false.) Misa ab iPhono meo.