No, I want the military to take over Brazil, Bolsonaro is doing a good job but still, I want everyone to be investigated and put in jail
No. Democracy is the dictatorship of the majority upon the minority. A Democrat state is not necessarily free or fair, it can be as bad as any totalitarian regime.
I prefer dictatorship above democracy
May I ask you to develop further ? What kind of political system do you fancy ?
Democracy means the power of the society is higherthan the govt. Most of the people in fact doesnt really know whats going on with govt plant and how it works.
Democracy only works in developed countries where everyone at least understand whats going on
Democracy overrated Dictatorship underrated. Look whats happening in America
Depends which country and population. In a multicultural society, democracy doesn't work, because the black (often majority, with uncontrolled exponential growth) population expects perpetual welfare from the white (often minority). Case in point is my country, South Africa. But South Africa is becoming increasingly more communist anyways with laws showing less regard for private property or freedom of speech
You need a lot less people for direct democracy. There are more bad or stupid people than smart and good people.
Brexit also showed that people vote for anything if you told them the right lies.
So as much as I hate decisions of politician. I know normal people more dumb as fuck.
A reason why you I Germany can only vote all 4 years. A referendum isn't allowed by "Grundgesetz"
Yes, but in order to do that you need to involve people into politic much more than they are.
So they need a better education than they have, and more important, more time spend on subject they have to vote for.
And since there is only 24h a day, the only way to do that is to lower the amount of hours worked.
I dont beleive in democracy and freedom.
Today's democracy is ten times more oppressive than the aristocracy democracy. There was never a time when the governments had so much power over the individuals. Going back to absolute monarchies would be a step in the right direction. And democracy is trash and leads the mases to divide and fight each other, the poor majority is for high taxes for the most successful people, which leads to higher taxes for all - you're French, you should understand it the best.
Karl Marx said it the best - "in order to introduce socialism, first we need to introduce democracy, and the stupid mases will lead the system into socialism".
Political decisions should be made by people who know what they are doing. Farmers should work in the field, mechanics should fix cars, and politicians should govern the states, local and federal.
Yes. But it will only work in high-educated countries.
Non-educated people is fooled so easily so it won't work. Lack of people interest in politics, bad education and misinformation in a democracy results in populists goverments so it doesn't work.
Level of democracy should be proportional to the education level of its citiziens (i.e. with critical view, informed, etc.); otherwise it's a mess. You can check how democracy worked in countries that were not 'ready' for that (irak, afganistan...). When people's education reaches a threshold, they will ask for a certain level of democracy by themselves. Goverments should be able to 'hear' when this happens and do what people is asking for.
That's ideally imho. But sadly, in fact goverments act opposite, trying to get miseducated citiziens and fool them so they can get more power.
So we should fight to get better education, fight against fake news/articles etc, fight against black/white easy arguments.... don't wait for the goverment to do it for you, because they don't want that.
Reading the ZA guy, I would stress that good education should reach every citizien so opportunities are same and race doesn't matter at all. I was living in Cape Town for a while and I think South african case is sooooo complex for my understanding xD
sounds too idealized to me like communism.
works theoretically but with the assumption that humans are rational.
which they definitely arent.
tldr for #41 i guess.
Just read Hans Herman Hoppe's Democracy The God that Failed. Great book where he shows how the transition from monarchy to democracy actually was a civilizatory backtrack that unleashed the true orwellian state upon us.
Freedom of speech. Rights for property.
Everyone voting? This is why democracy fails. The ones who gets elected are the ones with succesful advertising campaigns, not better candidates. Competency isn't what gets you elected, but shilling.
Democracy isnt good, but it is yet the only political system that has been working good enough. The problem is simply people being too lazy or ignorant/stupid to know whats good for them. This causes two problems, one being easily manipulated, and second not voting at all.
Even as a person who has voted for every election, it is really hard to find information about the candidates and their values and what are the things or problems they want to improve and bring up. And after all that there are political parties adding one more spoon in to the soup, which for many is already too hard to understand.
Socialism is a beautiful idea, but it doesn't work. Dictatorship would possibly be the system with good leadership, since you don't have to worry about the next election, and can focus on problems looking at the big picture and how they can solve them in the long run.
World is yet to find a perfect system, and i doubt it ever will. You can not just "test" it and see how it goes, way too many lifes on the line for that. And that is the reason why most developed countries run democracy, the only political system that has proven to last, even if it isnt perfect.
Yes, but the democratic process needs to be more compulsive for it to truly be representative. That can be incredibly difficult without creating a sense of authoritarianism. On the local level direct democracy has been very successful in Switzerland which seems to have served them well.