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Country Topics / Auberon Waugh. Quoted in The Ambler.

If I am right, and the crucifixion should be seen as an early victory for the principle of direct democracy, then it must follow that one of the messages of Easter, when Christ rose from the dead, is that good men should struggle to confound the multitude whenever possible.
I include this because it is a reflection on democracy in relation to Christ. Waugh takes a very simplistic view, however. It is true that Christ was victimized by the mob and its leaders, and that his (spiritual) Resurrection confounds the mob; but this confounding is not its intent. Rather, the Resurrection is the means by which the mob comes to free itself from its own demonic impulses.