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    Take a drive through traffic


    Turn on a game show


    These people vote...


    I don't think I believe in democracy anymore. It requires more of people that I think we can expect from most of it.
     
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    Look in a mirror. You are 'these people'.
     
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    You're alluding to a notion that the populace is stupid. So, when did this happen, in your opinion?
     
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    Hey, I know what I know and I know what I don't know. I realize the need for experts to run things based on what's actually best and not based on what the idiot masses might think.

    I believe in a meritocracy that allows those most able to run things. Modern representative democracy would choose it's leaders based on glorified popularity contests.

    There's a reason we don't rely on republicanism when it really matters- like in the military. Insomuch as democracy might still exist in regards to the higher levels of government, perhaps it shouldn't. Just look at our current representatives and those people are talking about replacing them with. They won popularity contests and beauty contests. You'd be hard pressed to argue many of them had a fucking clue how to govern or run a country.

    Hell, the FF didn't really come to power based on popularity. They rose to places of import and influence during and following the war based on their natural abilities and their natural place as leaders of men and architects of a nation. By the time elections came around, they had already taken their places and could effectively choose what candidates to let the masses choose from. This, of course, continues today, as the real rulers of this society decide what representatives and policies the masses may choose from- like parents deciding what cereals to ask their children 'which one do you want?'

    I no longer really believe that real democracy either does or can exist on any large scale.

    Bernay was right...
     
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    I blame the media and government propaganda.
    People are easily distracted and that's just what the govt. wants.

    "Give them bread and circuses"
     
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    As the saying goes, 'A person is smart. People are fucking retarded'.

    The collective intellect of a population seems to be inversely related to its size, in my experience. And most persons I encounter seem pretty stupid as individuals. Get them all together, and they seem to feed off of eachother's ignorance and stupidity.
     
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    Yea, I think is for the most part accurate.
     
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    We are programmed what to think, what to buy, who to fear and hate, vote for...etc.

    We have mostly lost the capacity for independent thought and analysis.
    And that is how our corporate controlled government wants it.
     
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    I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.
    -Attributed to John D. Rockefeller

     
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    Be fair now----we gripe about it all the time. That outta count for something.
     

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