Inside the phrase “our democracy”

The Lone Ranger is an enduring character in the American psyche, having originated in a radio series and then spread out through television, books, movies and even comic books. This character is the origin of many popular sayings, such as “Who was that masked man?” The Lone Ranger travels the American West accompanied by a Native American friend named Tonto as he fights against criminal gangs.

There’s an old joke regarding the Lone Ranger that highlights an issue that could arise with mixed loyalties. The scenario entails the Lone Ranger and Tonto being surrounded by Comanche Indians intent on killing the Lone Ranger. The Ranger turns to Tonto and says: “Tonto, I’ve been blessed by our friendship, but it looks like today we will die,” to which Tonto responds: “What do you mean WE, white man?” There are many levels to the joke, but the general idea is that the Lone Ranger and Tonto do not have a shared fate, because unknown to the Lone Ranger, their loyalties are different.

Pronouns and their possessives such as We, Us and Our intend to convey a sense of belonging, shared fate, and shared possession. These can all be positive things, but it is also the case that their psychological impact is routinely exploited to manipulate people into acting against their best interests in service to people who have no intention of sharing the fate of those they manipulate. And this is where we arrive at phrases such as “our Democracy” that have been used almost non-stop by media in the past few years. Most often it will be found in sentences and clauses such as “We must protect our democracy from …”

The problems with this are numerous. The first, and something about which most conservatives will correctly remind us, is this: the word democracy is never mentioned in the US Constitution, and the concept was rejected by America’s founding fathers. This is true.

However, for well over 100 years, and certainly since WWI, America being a “democracy” has been browbeaten into the populace by political, media and academic classes non-stop. Their underlying motive for this, and the expansion of the franchise, was to ultimately create a totalitarianism whereby a permanent bureaucratic class in cooperation with media and academia would be the true rulers, while the politicians that people voted for would make no actual difference in outcomes and simply serve as rubber stamps.

So the democracy put forth is nothing like the “democracy” our founders abhorred in which the people at least would get what they wanted however misguided. Rather, the democracy of practice is little more than a facade that grants legitimacy to something entirely different. A 2014 paper from Princeton highlighted that the actual desires of Americans are delivered by government less than 1% of the time, while those of the wealthy are delivered about 80% of the time, and those of organized interest groups about 20% of the time. (Gilens & Page, 2014)

This was exposed during the Trump presidency, when personnel within executive branch departments openly defied or variously undermined his orders and initiatives without fear – further revealing that there are two structures of power, and bringing the term “deep state” into currency. (Illing, 2020)

The complex of “deep state,” media and academia as a power base is almost never considered, because it is informal and not written down anywhere. And because it is informal and corporatized, it is also unaccountable and most people, until Trump was elected, were unaware it even existed. This complex is often named “the Cathedral” after Moldbug’s terminology in Unqualified Reservations. (Yarvin, n.d.) Though our understanding of it’s operation on the true right is a bit different than his (because we consider ethnic dimensions and the banking cartels), it is still a useful descriptive term.

Generally speaking, due to the power exercised by the media and the various pre-selection processes for candidates that assure their loyalty to the status quo, the open agenda of politicians and the messaging of the Cathedral is synchronized closely enough that people blithely assume that the formal structure of political power as described in the Constitution is the primary and most powerful exercise of power.

But when Trump was elected, which was truly unexpected, the messaging between the top politician and the Cathedral became unsynchronized, which revealed to many people for the first time that there are informal structures of power which can (no pun intended) trump the formal structures we are taught about in school and that, to a large degree, those formal structures are actually subservient to the informal ones.

And this is where there is a risk to “our democracy.”

The structure being referred to by the members of the Cathedral when they use that phrase has nothing to do with some form of government through which the desires of the people are given voice and implemented through policy. Rather, it is a structure in which legislation is not even written by legislators – but is instead handed to them by NGOs funded by billionaires or industry consortia. It is a structure within which people whose names are not even known to people actually create policy to serve interests that have nothing to do with those of the people, and whose interests often run quite contrary.

And this is the second problem: “our.”

What do you mean “we,” white man? The plural possessive used in the phrase is a sword with two edges of deception intended to convey the idea that the system at risk serves both the average listener and Bill Gates alike. There is an inner, esoteric meaning to “our” that is known only to those the system truly serves; and an outer, exoteric meaning that tries to convince the listener that there is a shared fate between special interests like AIPAC, globalist meddlers like George Soros, and the average guy desperately trying to keep his kids fed in a system where checking the box that says “white” on a mandatory affirmative action reporting form means he won’t get hired.

The “risk” to “our democracy” is the risk of its exposure.

This is why Trump was deemed such an emergency that censorship across social media was rolled out overnight. It’s not that Trump was in any discernible way “our guy.” Hell, he couldn’t even refer to white people explicitly in a favorable or neutral way. Instead, he referred to us obliquely with a dog whistle as “forgotten men and women.” But despite not being “our guy,” be was nevertheless significantly off-message with the Cathedral, and forced the Cathedral – the informal structure where actual power lies – to reveal itself in order to curb him.

“Our democracy,” has no legitimate underpinning for its existence and hides by turning members of the formal power structure into puppets. It is an unholy alliance of mediocrities unworthy of any power at all who may be supported by wealth, connections and (mostly Jewish) ethnic nepotism, but they are by no means particularly meritorious. Just look, for example, at the buffoonish woman who was initially selected to run the Orwellian “Disinformation Governance Board.” This woman has had her hands into deep state corruption all over the world, and has always been a direct or indirect parasite on the government teat, and has never produced anything of value in her entire pathetic life.

And she is by no means unique. In fact, she is very representative of the people whose livelihoods depend on “our democracy.” Other than the advantages of connection from being born to certain parents, these people are, by and large, no more accomplished than the average person running a cash register at Walmart. But unlike the cashier at Walmart, these people are parasites.

And this is the entire game. A handful of wealthy people, legitimately so or not, directly or indirectly fielding armies of parasites whose very existence is predicated upon “our democracy” to shepherd their policies and implement their plans. And as long as nobody suspects, it all goes smoothly.

But it is getting harder and harder to keep people from suspecting. Harder and harder to make sure all the information people see matches the narrative so that the Cathedral, political messaging and the information people are exposed to stays in sync so nobody suspects.

And this is why there is no such an emphasis on censorship of various sorts. This has gone from major social media to people having their bank accounts frozen all the way to a government department focused on “Disinformation.” Disinformation is, of course, anything that might not sync with the Cathedral.

The reality is that, because people expect the formal structures of power to be the legitimate sources of authority, it would be almost impossible for “our democracy” to survive if people were elected to those positions who were committed to its destruction. And the way the election of such people is prevented is primarily through media control, with various favors and sexual depravities used as backup. If only a few wander off the reservation, it is easily controlled. But if a great many wandered off the reservation, it would be a pretty simple matter for the formal structures of power to hold those within the informal structures accountable.

So the risk is two fold. First is the risk that an awareness of the true situation would lead to the election of more people who would pose a direct legal risk to their gravy train. The second is that even if awareness didn’t lead to electoral changes, it would lead to a million small types of non-compliance that would be almost impossible to regulate, and risk crashing their game.

So now we know: if something is said to pose a potential “risk to our democracy,” that means it’s a good thing. It’s a good thing because “our democracy” has nothing to do with US and everything to do with a “THEM” who are parasitizing US. Anything that constitutes a threat to THEIR unaccountable systems of informal power is in OUR long term best interests.


Gilens, M., & Page, B. I. (2014). Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens. Perspectives on Politics, 12(3), 564–581.

lling, S. (2020, May 13). Author David Rohde on what the “deep state” is and why Trump is obsessed with it—Vox. Vox.

Yarvin, C. (n.d.). Unqualified Reservations by Mencius Moldbug. Unqualified Reservations. Retrieved May 24, 2022, from