Democracy at Versailles


 

This statue on the facade of Chateau Versailles represents democracy. Why snakes? Obviously because they are the closest to the ground, unless we could show her holding a few worms. But then we wouldn’t be able to see them from below; hence, the snakes.

Furthermore, these creatures comment on the lowly nature of the democratic government, the government which is vicious both internally and externally; although, I am not sure how a democracy would differ from a monarchy externally: on the outside all the democracies have the same imperial institutions.

 And then again, the democracy has quite a few of the imperial institutions on the inside as well; consequently, we return to a more general conviction that it does not aspire to anything above the most basic needs and so is to be associated with everything primary in human condition.

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