The greatest dead-end of democracy (is democracy itself)

The situation in the UK is a big mess.

The people decided something democratically via referendum. Others are democratically protesting. To implement this decision, the prime minister closes the House by applying a democratic process (yes, democracy there gave him this right) so that others do not democratically pass laws that impede the implementation of this democratic decision. Some people then protest democratically and others also tell them democratically that they do not care about these protests.

We are fed up with democracy and democratic processes.

At the end democracy is not just a rule stating that “majority decides”, but much more: information, education, community engagement, et cetera. You didn’t participate in the referendum to vote against Brexit? Pity! You didn’t know that there is a procedure for closing the House? Pity!

Let’s not just look at what suits our side. The answer to complex problems is almost never simple. No, Boris is not a madman. He just wants to apply what the people voted for. Are his opponents crazy? Maybe they aren’t either. Ultimately the “people” decide. Are the people crazy?

Hmmmm…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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