The following is a video I got from Dvoraks site that explains very simply and with some dodgy historical references the 5 most common forms of government Anarchy, Democracy, Republic, Oligarchy and finally Monarchy or Dictatorship. Even if you do not agree on the authors change of political spectrum from far left (communist) to far right (dictatorship) with democracy in the middle (e.g the traditional spectrum) to one in which you have total government power on the left (communism, dictatorship, monarchy) and no government on the far right (anarchy). It does convey quite simply what an idealistic republic should be as apposed to a democracy.
As the video explains in simple terms Dictatorship is really an Oligarchy as the dictator or king will always have his cabal or council and Anarchy is really just a transitional phase between other forms of government. Usually when the public get fed up with an Oligarchy a revolution occurs (Anarchy) until the people get fed up of the chaos and demand order again in which case the revolutionary command, the instigators of the chaos become the new oligarchy. The example for this used in the video is Hitlers brownshirts in the Wiemar Republic and also Lenin’s Bolsheviks when they overthrew the Tsar.
The video also looks at the difference between a democracy and a republic. As Alex Jones likes to say a democracy is “two wolves and a sheep voting on whats for dinner”.
Without some core laws and rules (a constitution / bill of rights) that cannot be modified no matter how many people are in favour of the changes its always possible for governments power to increase to such a point that peoples rights are secondary in relation to the powers that the state wishes to impose on them. A true republic (if one has ever existed) would prevent the government from impeding, changing or removing any of these rights. Remember Hitler was voted into power through a democracy and then managed to give himself special emergency powers after the Reichstag fire which were then expanded and used to create the madness that followed.
The public in large are easily manipulated by those that control the means of manipulation and with a democracy majority rule wins. If the powers that be want a war then a war will happen. With a true republic though wars of aggression would be against the constitution and even the lawmakers desired such action and the populace were manipulated through propaganda then a war still wouldn’t be possible as it would be anti-constitutional. As Goering said at his Nuremberg trial:
“Why of course the people don’t want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don’t want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country”
A more recent example would be the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Whether you believe 9/11 was a staged false flag attack or not and a lot of people do currently believe it was a modern day Reichstag fire the fact remains that without that event taking place the American public would never have been in favour for the 9 years of empire expansion that has followed.
The way the American and British public were manipulated by the media and government to support the wars seems to fit Goering’s words exactly. I remember how anyone against the wars was called unpatriotic and how “you were either with us or against us”. Remember history always repeats itself and we should always be looking for similarities in past and present events as one thing the human race is very good at is forgetting painful memories and repeating past mistakes.