The End of Democracy in the West
Politics, Democracy and Christianity

As a conservative (Protestant) Christian, the more reading I do in
Christian and/or conservative sources, the more I would suggest that democracy has come to an end in the West (for these purposes, Western Europe, USA/Canada and Australia/New Zealand).
In this page I will look at the connection between democracy and Christianity, and how the 'Christianophobia' in the contemporary West will mean the end of democracy in these countries.
It should be pointed out that to some extent, "democracy follows
Christianity", and this could have some interesting geopolitical consequences as the West turns it's back on Christianity while other countries (currently non-democratic) transition to democracy in the future, through the growth of Christianity.
Indeed, I would suggest that the terms "left-wing" and "right-wing" could be replaced with "socialism" and "democracy". The definition of 'socialism' can include Nazism, Fascism, Communism, Marxism, other authoritarian / totalitarian governments, as well as Islam(ism).
Note that Socialism governments all have a hatred of Christianity and Judaism in common; whereas Western liberal democracies would not have come about had it not been for
Christianity (something mostly forgotten these days). Think of Article I from the Magna Carta, for example.
For example, if it wasn't for Christianity, consider that the land we now call Australia would likely be under Islamic or perhaps Chinese rule.

Another thing to think about is the origin of the terms 'left-wing' and 'right-wing'. Traditionally, these date to the French Revolution, although I can't help but wonder if the verses from Matthew 25:31-46 and Ecclesiastes 10:2 have some influence as well.

A useful comparison here is between the American (1776) and French (1789) Revolutions.
The American Revolution was based on setting up a democratic government on Judeo-Christian values; while the French Revolution was socialist and atheist in background, with the resulting blood spilt.

I'll add more comments here as I have the time.

John Cleverdon - 2018-2019

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