in the arsehole of diogenes

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Monday, 17 April 2017

My problem with 'democracy';

is that it is an expensive and easily-corrupted method
of giving The Vote to far worse people than mere litter-louts,
tax-fraudsters and sugar-refiners.
The most sensible solution for Representative Government
would be parliamentarians selected by lot. 
It would cost almost nothing,
there would be no crap about The Will of The People,
and the resulting random selection would not be worse
than what we have got.  Parties could then be abolished, too.  What bliss ! Perhaps one or two dogs could be co-opted into parliament
for occasional stroking and reality-check.

5 comments:

Bearz said...

Apparently there are 56 common names for sugar, commercially valid names for the outcomes of the different ways of processing raw sugar. I had wondered for some time whether there were a similar number of ways of rigging elections, from media bias and blocking candidates through to directly rigging the ballot boxes and bribing electoral officials. I had wondered whether there was some correlation between the number of sugars the number of ways of rigging a vote. Of course similarity of appearance is mere coincidence, not causation. But the urge to compare between sugars and rigged elections remains tempting.

Alma Kaselis said...

How about the Council of Elders?

Alma Kaselis said...

How about the Council of Elders?

auban said...

Up to now, such councils have been made up of very conservative and patriarchal old men, as currently in Iran. Random would be better, I think - backed of course by competent advisers and civil service.

Srikant said...

We have a House of States into which each State's legislative assembly elect members. Something like the US Senate, but with many and varying number (State to State) representing each States. Our State of Andhra Pradesh was split into Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They used lottery to decide, for all the House of States members from erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, which State they'd represent after the State was split.