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

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House of Commons (source: Wikimedia)

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…

Democracy: The killer of humanity…

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Alexander the Great dying… Would you trust the majority of the Δήμος to take decisions?

Democracy.

Supposedly the best government system.

And yet, this is the one and only reason for the imminent death of human kind.

Those who do know are always a minority.

‘Fools’ (as per a specific topic) are always a majority.

As Socrates asked thousands of years ago: Would you trust the majority to decide on what will you do upon a boat in the midst of a hurricane or would you trust the “aristocracy” of the captain who really knows what to do?

Churchill said it elonquently: The best argument against democracy is a 10 minute discussion with the average voter.

So come on.

Start talking…

Democracy. Cheating people.

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In the midst of a bloody and protracted civil war, the Syrian government is set to hold a presidential election Tuesday. The outcome is hardly in doubt: President Bashar al-Assad is almost guaranteed to emerge victorious in a vote that opposition groups and many Western countries say will be rigged from the start.

Syria isn’t renowned for holding free and fair elections. (1)

At least this is what CNN says…

Are there truly any elections which are not affected by anything?
Do we have free elections?
Who is easier to get rid of?
Someone like Assad or a member of the Congress who buys his days/ months/ yeats into cheating people?
Kings used to change much more often than people with power in democracies…

See beyond the surface.
And you will see ugly things…

US democracy, Voting and the illusion of Choosing…

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People vote in the US.

But what is the meaning of “choosing” when there are only two choices?

And no, people are not “free” to be a candidates themselves as Obama is. You must have millions of dollars in support in order to do that.

Modern “democracy” is based on the premise of “free choice”.

What could happen when people realize that this premise is wrong?

Greek elections and the dangers of democracy

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Aristotle once said that Democracy is different that Polity [source 1=”<a” href=”http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-politics/&#8221; 2=”target="_blank">Stanford” 3=”Philosophy</a>” language=”:”][/source]. In Polity (Gr. Πολιτειοκρατεία) the citizens have the power in their hands and use it to fulfill the goals of the state. However in Democracy (which is the “bad” version of Polity), citizens have the power in their hands and use it not to support the goals of the state but in order to support their own interests. The difference is chaotic. What we have in Greece remains to be seen…