Food for Thought – The Cycle of Democracy

‘The Tytler Cycle’ or ‘The Cycle of Democracy’ is commonly attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747 –1813). This cycle is also know as ‘The Fatal Cycle’. 


Where are we in this cycle and why are we there?


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5 responses to “Food for Thought – The Cycle of Democracy

  • theburningheart

    I guess in the ascending circle leading to bondage, Jean-Jacques. 😦

  • petersironwood

    I guess we are on the left side of this diagram — not everyone is in the same exact place, but we’re definitely near a tyranny that very very few will actually enjoy.

    • Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

      Thank you for your comment and the link to your post. In my view we are generally speaking already in bondage psycholigically. The vast majority of people are so tied into the use of digital devices and platforms (by choice) that they are not free-thinking, autonomous biengs anymore – they are group-thinkers, or rather group-mimickers that are unable to express ideas that are not verified by the collective (which just happens to lean very far in a certain political direction, ideoligically speaking). That is the price they pay for schoosing to be connected remotely (isolated actually, because that is what remote connection entails). Not only that, but being connected also comes at (almost a complete) loss of privacy, which once again people are giving up willingly. The result: In bondage by choice while under the impression that being more connected means being more free.

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