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Old December 22nd, 2008, 04:42 AM   #1
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What to do when democracy fails.

What to do when democracy fails.



In a democracy the citizens are sovereign; when the citizens of a democracy haven’t the capacity to comprehend the problems of that democracy that democracy will fail.



Human ingenuity has proven to be capable of producing very sophisticated technology. But humans seem to be unable to develop the intellectual sophistication required to guide and control that technology. That is to say that democracy cannot function adequately in this high tech society we have created.



Our financial system’s abrupt collapse is one manifestation of this problem. Few of our experts, if any, have the sophistication to mange this high tech economy that we have created. Certainly few if any of our (USA) citizens have the sophistication to make decisions about this matter.



A large democratic state cannot consistently function within a world that is beyond the comprehension capacity of the citizens of that democracy.



We have tried Monarchy, Oligarchy, and now Democracy.



Where can we turn when our technology outstrips our intellectual sophistication?



To me the only direction that seems available is that since we cannot achieve the commensurate intellectual sophistication demanded by our technology then we must curtail the use of such sophisticated technology.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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In a democracy the citizens are sovereign;


At its best, democracy (as I see it in the first world) is a largely inefficient way of holding politicians to account and electing new ones every 4 years before going back to what is effectively a dictatorship.
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