Democracy is weird.
Like most of you I grew up and still live in a democracy. I’ve never known any better, and I’m not sure I want to. Of course everything about democracy is good and holy, right? It’s only fair and morally correct that people get a say over the things that impact them. The people can exercise power over the nation, which you could say is their right as its citizens.
But what do we, as citizens of a democracy, really know about running a country? Hell, most people don’t even know the first thing about running a company with a slightly more local scope. The intellectuals of our society are quick to blame dumb voters for a lot of the problems, but almost all of them are part of the group they’re blaming.
Not to mention how most democracies vote for representatives instead of individual policies. When all the power you have is to pass it onto someone else who may or may not act with your interest as their number one priority, how much power do you really have?
I’ll be the first to admit I know jack shit about the machinations of politics, but democracy (at least as we know it) feels suboptimal to me. I can’t provide you with an alternative solution, but I can say it will likely involve rebuilding governance from the ground up. Tackling problems at their roots will always be most effective in the long run.
So, Alternative Government 2020?