> In a message dated 3/17/99 7:31:35 AM Central Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
> 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
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 principlesto 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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