I must respectfully disagree for the following reason: eight months of Russia's invasion of Ukraine has shown how useless dictatorships are (or any system in which the people don't truly have a say). Their military has been embarrassed, and the main cause is the corruption of absolute power, which has resulted in money meant for military upgrades paying for yacht for billionaires.
Meanwhile, with technology made in the democratic West, Ukraine went from sure defeat to embarrassing Russia—at least in comparison to the overwhelming difference in the size and budget of their respective militaries.
So I argue that as inefficient as democracies or republics are, they result in making it a little bit harder for the elites to siphon off the masses. Oh, they still do it, no doubt. But it's not quite as egregious.
And I base this on absolutely nothing.
Also, high elves are clearly gay.
I think the last two sentences you wrote are not necessary. I don't see anything wrong with sharing views and discussing them. If someone is not informed just take their opinion with a grain of salt. No need to try to limit speech before anyone said anything.
Aside from that, I personally think that delaying the inevitable is futile. We should make everyone take a comprehensive 12 page questionnaire and feed the answers into the brilliant super ai overlord. It will make all government related decisions for the people, and will bring us faster to our doom/paradise. It will of course render all politicians to be utterly useless, but there's not much difference in that regard to the status quo.
MHD knows how to win my vote-slash-fealty.
I will report back after I watch it tonight. I suppose it's possible I could be persuaded by the Elven King.
... Are hot chocolates permissible at tea time?
Is nobody else in this scenario fucking pissed that they're not just getting the standard three wishes? I want money, damn it!
Yeah, American politics are fucking boring now that Trump's gone. Joe Biden never does anything interesting outside his weird hair smelling fetish.
Oh God yeah, I mean I thought Trump was a joke. The last bloke we has in charge was this guy:
... And, the new lady in charge, everybody! ^_^
Well what else should she be talking about? It isn't like there's anything more important going on in the UK or the world at large.
Are you mad? What about the importation of foreign tea and crumpets? >.<
Personally, I think it's awesome that there is video of her about 30 years ago calling the monarchy disgraceful, but that she still was able to be elected PM.
“I’m against the idea that people can be born to rule. That people—because of the family they’re born into—should be able to be the head of state of our country: I think that’s disgraceful.”
Almost as disgraceful as imported cheese. ^_^
Of course. Nobody should ever be forced to eat imported cheese. That's just barbaric.
Now I'm strangely curious as to her position on spray cheese.
smh 44 days.
Proof that she just wasn't born to rule.
I dunno. We get the lifelong fixed loyalties to the political parties, just not to the people in charge of them.
It helps that Trump was entertaining the whole time he was in office and when you go completely over the top like he did, you're bound to get a group of like minded nuts to build a cult around you so you've got at least somewhat of a support base.
Unfortunately the cult of unimported cheese lovers was not strong enough to save her. :(
With her resignation, I am becoming increasingly concerned with the lack of news coverage over what will happen to the state of cheese in the UK.
Import ALL OF THE CHEESE!!! ^_^
I am a big supporter of democracy and I'm sickened by the idea that it has somehow "failed". I think the solution is MORE democracy rather than less. Anyways I'll try to keep it brief without going into a crazy diatribe.
Problem: Direct democracy, where everyone votes on every issue, is the most accurate way to represent the will of the people. But it takes up too much time and energy.
Solution: Instead, we use "sortition", where you pick people in a random lottery. The way statistics work, it turns out that a truly random selection of 1000 people would be a shockingly accurate representation of the population now matter how large it got.
So here's what you do. You randomly selection 1000 people every few years, and they vote on laws. A law has to get 600 votes to pass, ensuring that there is solid support and that it won't just be overturned back and forth repeatedly. Maybe you also hold elections to pick "Lobbyists" (or some better term) who can write, propose, and argue for the legislation (but not actually vote themselves). In other words, if the people want very socialist laws proposed, then they'll vote for a socialist lobbyist who will propose socialist laws.
I think this is a simple but elegant solution. It might not always produce a perfect government, but it will ALWAYS, by definition, represent the will of the people. People will get the government they deserve. If they're stupid, then they get a bad government. If they're smart, they get a good one. They'll have no one to blame but themselves.
Sounds like you just want to be emperor with extra steps.
Every human is a shaved monkey. All will become corrupted by greed and power. The thing to do is force unlucky humans, via Federal lottery, to take over key roles in government. There would be exclusions, like no one under 30 or over 75. The rigged lottery will have me as President, obviously, Mr. T as Ambassador to China, and Schwarzenegger for Interior or Homeland Security, but the rest will be fair and random. Everyone gets a three week crash course in how to run a bloated government bureaucracy during the transition. It's mainly backroom deals and lobbyist slush funds, so this is the fun part of the 3-6 years in office.
Meanwhile in China...
Oh he's going to be in ill health alright.