In general people seem not to question the spreading of democracy, its one of the few beliefs we in the west seem perfectly happy to impose on people and i was wondering why?
Imo democracy is inherently flawed due to its reliance on the quality and knowledge of the voters . Did you know that over 50% of people are below average intelligence I've actually never voted, I missed my chance at the last general election because my flatmate misplaced my postal vote, I don't know who i would have voted for, but chances are i would have known and understood incredibly little about the policies and effects thereof of whichever party i voted for, and i suspect that in that situation i would not have been alone. The average voter knows little and understands less. Throw in the intricacies & vagaries of inter and intra party dynamics and that the general public only seem to think of self-interest short term benefit and i think that sums up most of my main reasons for disliking democracy.
Its not that i totally dislike the idea of democracy, perhaps with some modifications it could be better. I read somewhere that america used to have a literacy test for voters, but that it was scrapped, i think the idea of some form of voter testing is a sound one, perhaps not of literacy, but maybe of knowledge and understanding of policies? This would no doubt increase voter apathy, but the average quality of each vote may rise.
If anyone has any thoughts on why democracy is actually a good way of making decisions...
to quote the bard
(Sorry if anything doesn't make sense, I'm half asleep)Originally posted by i have add
huh C u gyus just stay quite just like in the past to afraid to find out the truth
cause then u think WTF have i been doing im still gona DIE every 1 dies but new
ppl come to shape the world for better or for worse
Plzz post ur comments especially any thoeries u ppl Might have