[pp.int.general] This year, I'm voting against representative democracy.

Antonio Garcia ningunotro at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 27 12:37:25 CEST 2012

I did not mean to be insulting, Marco. But certainly, a good deal of vocabulary exists to describe situations... with which a part of the audience is bound to feel culpabilised and can believe he is being insulted.

Not sure where I should have made that difference ;) . English is not my mothertongue, not even my second language, so yes, spellling and phonetical confusions may slip in.

If you feel you have no better objections... you have lost the argument.

You point towards two very valid arguments, and both say that all depends on the median intelligence of the acting crowd. Too low, and we go towards Idiocracy. High enough, and over time we will become wise.

All we have to do is think about whether it is the right time... to think we can deploy the right tool.

The "everyone should" part of your argumentation should be statistically tested on feasibility.

> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 12:21:51 +0200
> From: archamond at gmail.com
> To: pp.international.general at lists.pirateweb.net
> Subject: Re: [pp.int.general] This year,	I'm voting against representative democracy.
> No need for insults, especially from someone who can't make difference
> between 'k' and 'c', right? :)
> Not sure I said anywhere that direct democracy could work flawlessly
> at current level of human development, just pointed out that his
> argument about corporations and such influencing votes is flawed and I
> question Cohen's trust in elected representatives.
> Anyhow, not even in Utopian level of direct democracy should everyone
> make decisions about everything. It is physically impossible and
> everyone should for most things keep in his or her field of expertise.
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