Originally Posted by newguy1234
Pretty sure this is philosophical and not politics...
I am under the impressions that by definition democracy cannot possibly work...I think its a flawed and corrupt system from the start. Maybe this isn't a new thought but again nobody seems to agree.
For one, its not a democracy when stupid people get to vote. Technically maybe it is, but fundamentally (or whatever word I'm searching for), stupid people don't tend to make their own decisions and can be swayed by people with money and power. They can also be swayed by education systems etc. They fill the ballot but its not really their own decision.
Its nothing new of course to say its biased with paid campaign, charismatic leaders etc. but I wonder if society realizes its a fundamentally flawed system from the start.
I also wonder if people realize the emotional content infused in our conditioning about democracy. Just bring this up has caused people to lose it on me in the past. Screaming insults mixed with boos about anarchy, communism, socialism and eventually freedom and the holocaust.
What happens I think is, since we don't have a better alternative we accept democracy as what we should and have to accept, and we say there is only democracy or anarchy.....
Shouldn't we accept democracy doesn't work as a society and strive to find the better way, rather than trying to vote in a better society through a system th
at clearly can't produce a better society?
YES. NO. <-- Both are correct.