Sunday, November 13, 2016

Democracy is Relativism

"The modern concept of democracy seems to be inseparably united to relativism, which presents itself as the true guarantor of freedom." Joseph Ratzinger, Verdad, valores, poder, Madrid: Rialp, 2012, 84.

"Moral nihilism is the basis of democracy...It needs men without convictions, agile creatures, light, freed from the trouble of value, without moral scruples which keep them from jumping from one constellation of meaning to another. Mann ohne Eigenschaften, a being without qualities: behold the model democratic man." Ibid., 11. (This latter quote is from the introduction, by José Luis del Barco).
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