Defunct Democracy

Stephen de Vries (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 17:13:46 GMT2

Democracy is generally seen as the ideal political system by most of
the western world, but does it make evolutionary sense ?

Democracy says that all parts of this complex organism
called society have a say in how it grows. That is to say that a
plumber, a mathematician, a poet and a politician all have the same
ability in judging what is best for the whole of society.
Specialization of this skill makes a whole lot more sense to me.
As an analogy one can see in the human organism, that it is our brains
which "decide" where we are heading in our evolutionary jungle,
although it depends on the correct functioning of the other organs,
they do not participate in the decision process.

The ideal situation for maximum growth would be to have people who
know what the best evolutionary paths are, in power. Democracy's
answer to the question of "how do we decide who knows best ?" is
simply to say that it'll take the average of all human decisions
(including the bad ones).
To me, it makes more sense to have a dictator in power. The method
of his ascension will not be voting, but rather becoming a leader
because of his success in the free market.

Leaders will autoevolve in a free market system, without the
artificial intervention of democracy.

Stephen de Vries
"I" is the action between the present and the future.