Re: POL: Extropianism and Politics

Terry Donaghe (
Fri, 19 Mar 1999 05:27:00 -0800 (PST) wrote:
> In a message dated 3/17/99 7:31:35 AM Central Standard Time,
> writes:
> > Any vote cast in any election is simply your way of submitting to
> > absolute power of the State.
> I used to not agree with that.....I'm beginning to agree with it
more and more
> all the time.
> EvMick
> Oklahoma City.OK

If there is another, more constructive way of looking at democracy, then maybe the above statement is not necessarily true. I asserted that democracy simply enforces minority rule over the majority because politicians are forced to appeal to minorities (who vote in blocks - unions, blacks, fundie christians, etc) in order to be elected. Politicians are also forced to respond favorably to the special interests which fund their campaigns.

Can anyone describe a different version (or any version) of democracy which could possibly be in line with the Extropian principles? Open society and perpetual progress come to mind as key principles to consider?

My thoughts have been for the past several months that either a benevolent dictatorship (monarchy, etc) would be a lot better than democracy...


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