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    What to do when democracy fails.

    What to do when democracy fails.

    In a democracy the citizens are sovereign; when the citizens of a democracy haven’t the capacity to comprehend the problems of that democracy that democracy will fail.

    Human ingenuity has proven to be capable of producing very sophisticated technology. But humans seem to be unable to develop the intellectual sophistication required to guide and control that technology. That is to say that democracy cannot function adequately in this high tech society we have created.

    Our financial system’s abrupt collapse is one manifestation of this problem. Few of our experts, if any, have the sophistication to mange this high tech economy that we have created. Certainly few if any of our (USA) citizens have the sophistication to make decisions about this matter.

    A large democratic state cannot consistently function within a world that is beyond the comprehension capacity of the citizens of that democracy.

    We have tried Monarchy, Oligarchy, and now Democracy.

    Where can we turn when our technology outstrips our intellectual sophistication?

    To me the only direction that seems available is that since we cannot achieve the commensurate intellectual sophistication demanded by our technology then we must curtail the use of such sophisticated technology.

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    Re: What to do when democracy fails.

    Quote Originally Posted by coberst View Post
    What to do when democracy fails.

    In a democracy the citizens are sovereign; when the citizens of a democracy haven’t the capacity to comprehend the problems of that democracy that democracy will fail.

    Human ingenuity has proven to be capable of producing very sophisticated technology. But humans seem to be unable to develop the intellectual sophistication required to guide and control that technology. That is to say that democracy cannot function adequately in this high tech society we have created.

    Our financial system’s abrupt collapse is one manifestation of this problem. Few of our experts, if any, have the sophistication to mange this high tech economy that we have created. Certainly few if any of our (USA) citizens have the sophistication to make decisions about this matter.

    A large democratic state cannot consistently function within a world that is beyond the comprehension capacity of the citizens of that democracy.

    We have tried Monarchy, Oligarchy, and now Democracy.

    Where can we turn when our technology outstrips our intellectual sophistication?

    To me the only direction that seems available is that since we cannot achieve the commensurate intellectual sophistication demanded by our technology then we must curtail the use of such sophisticated technology.
    The economic system did not fail because it was to sophisticated, it failed because politicains are greedy and have their heads up there asses.

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    Re: What to do when democracy fails.

    Quote Originally Posted by terry05_99 View Post
    The economic system did not fail because it was to sophisticated, it failed because politicains are greedy and have their heads up there asses.
    The economy failed because the American citizens failed to show due diligence regarding the politicians they elected and the kind of public policy that the nation has followed. The citizens failed in their task because they lack the will to become sophisticated enough to comprehend the facts necessary to accomplish their task adequately.

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    Re: What to do when democracy fails.

    so the will of the people lacks the necessary knowledge to prevent abuse!?they need to find a new will!?if we have allowed a system of material accumulation to become the standard of value/status/happiness then competition is the natural result!?the final expression of which is war!?the war of possession!?of both mind and matter!?this is the wil of the people!?this is the will that is PROMOTED!?it seems to me to be the natural will of mankind!?no special training required!?:freak3: :spin2: :judges: hehe!!....just askn...
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