RUTHLESS CRITICISM

“If we have no business with the construction of the future or with organizing it for all time, there can still be no doubt about the task confronting us at present: the ruthless criticism of the existing order, ruthless in that it will shrink neither from its own discoveries, nor from conflict with the powers that be.” — Karl Marx

What is Democracy?
The political form of rule of capitalism
Elections – Highlight of Democracy
State authorization by the ruled
The Democratic Vote – School of Nationalism
The basis for a functioning democracy
“But That’s Undemocratic!”
Criticism that announces its loyalty
Legal and Illegal Sleaze
The ridiculous cry about “corruption!”
Free Speech: It Can Be Had Without Orwell
Public criticism is allowed — so shut up!
The Fourth Estate: The Power of the Media
Nationalistic standards for forming opinions
The Vote – A Blank Check for State Power
Voting is wrong!
“Cash for Clunkers”
A spotlight on the role of the consumer in capitalism and on the people in a democracy
“Beacon of Hope” Barack Obama
What are the hopes for?
Breaking a Lance for George W. Bush
The stupidity of the demand for good leadership
The President, an Independent Counsel, Monica, the Cigar and the Honor of the White House
An appraisal of democratic morality
The Contribution of Character Masks to the Freedom of State Power
Politics and personality in democracy
A Letter on the Criticism of Democracy and a Response
“What is your counter-proposal ...?”
Why Democrats Fail at the Criticism of Fascism
...and can only forbid it
Six Theses on Democracy and Fascism and one Conclusion
Successful and unsuccessful nationalism
Towards the Correct Understanding of Democracy
Ideology and reality
Guns as Bourgeois Freedom
Massacre in Colorado
Why Patriotism Can Lead to Mass Murder from Higher Motives
Right-wing terror and good American patriotism – the murderous difference
“Intellectual Property” in Capitalism
The Pirate Party movement and its “dream of humanity” – with no chance
Free Speech – A Democratic Supreme Value
What it is and what you get from it
The Vote – the Free Citizen’s Moment of Glory
Democracy’s feat of transforming discontent into a ballot mark
How Protest is Democratically Permitted so that Hardly Anything Remains of It
The right to demonstrate in practice, e.g. “Blockupy” in Frankfurt
On the Upswing of the Political Culture in Times of an Economic Downturn
State power and powerlessness in times of crisis
What must be said to the young on the subject of voting, but is all too rarely said
What can be gathered from the principle of majority rule?