|All highly-developed forms of religion forbid the coveting of someone else's property. This prohibition is the foundation of peaceful cooperation. In a democracy, on the other hand, anyone can covet anybody else's property and act according to his desire--the only precondition being that he can gain access to the corridors of power. Thus, under democratic conditions, everybody becomes a potential threat. And during mass elections what tends to happen is that the members of society who attempt to access the corridors of power and rise to the highest positions are those who have no moral inhibitions about misappropriating other people's property: habitual amoralists who are particularly talented in forging majorities out of a multitude of unbridled and mutually exclusive demands.
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