Nietzsche did not go far enough, when he said that god is dead . . . . for that which never existed cannot have died.
I turly wonder.
There was once the concept of democracy, which is now dead, did we ever really have democracy or was it an illusion? ?
The word "democracy" is very much like the word "love" . . . . . way the fuck over--used, mis-interpreted, and filled with all kinds of assumptions, stupid expectations, inuendo and baggage.
The "iron law of oligarchy" states that all forms of organization, regardless of how democratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop oligarchic tendencies, thus making true democracy practically and theoretically impossible, especially in large groups and complex organizations.