Wrong on both counts! How could a native speaker not understand the etymology of basic words in their own language? Demos and Daimonos? Nice try!
1574, from M.Fr. democratie, from M.L. democratia (13c.), from Gk. demokratia, from demos "common people," originally "district" (see demotic), + kratos "rule, strength" (see -cracy).
1387, from L. dæmon "spirit," from Gk. daimon (gen. daimonos) "lesser god, guiding spirit, tutelary deity," (sometimes including souls of the dead), used (with daimonion) in Christian Gk. translations and Vulgate for "god of the heathen" and "unclean spirit."
Nice try though.
This is the most sad, easily-refuted argument I've seen... oh... in the past week or so. Probably.
|j lzrd / swift idiot |
Dear UK People On This Particular Internet,
Did the U.S. export this, or is this partially a homegrown thing of your own?
Hoity Toity - Slang for rich people.
Hoi Polloi - Slang for poor people.
So he's got it all wrong AGAIN!!
Alexander the Great was half fallen angel, Abe Lincoln was a robot from Atlantis, Mark Twain was a shaved Ewok, and my fantasy novel is coming along great.
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1. Good thing we haven't actually seen democracy proper anywhere in 2000 years, except for possibly Switzerland, and only then for about a century.
2. This is very common Fundamentalist neo-con style belief, especially in the Baptist/KJV Only types. Trust me, I grew up in this sort of bullshit.
WE MUST HAVE DEMON POSSESSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Caminante Nocturno |
A textbook example of truthiness.
|Vestigial Johnson |
What exactly is he proposing as an alternative? Democracy is all about demon possession, but the great (usually unelected) men of history were abominations. Exactly what middle-ground of non-demonic government should we be striving for here?
This is beyond my loftiest expectations. Check out his other videos. It's just amazing.
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