Democracy Is Fucked
Day 156/365: How did we get here?
Democracy used to be amazing. When it first came out as a doctrine, in Ancient Greece, it meant the power is with the people. That was it. People had the power to change things, to put up the rulers they wanted and, when needed, to get them out of office (and beheaded, if necessary) on the spot.
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” ― Winston Churchill
Nowadays, democracy lets us sign petitions, protest in the streets and vote. That’s it, and guess what? It doesn’t work. Democracy gives us the same handful of people to lead our cities and governments. The same people do the same stuff for years and years now, and the change they promised at the beginning of their mandates never came, and will probably never will.
Democracy, as it is like right now, is flawed
I’m not saying communism or other types of regimes are better, because they’re not, but democracy simply is not what it should be. Empowering the people to make the decisions is what democracy should be. Instead, the only power we’re left with today is to get out in the rain, hold up a sign and shout.
And, if you shout out too loud, police will beat you up, of course.
I love the freedom democracy comes with. It’s so nice to just be able to board a train or a plane and go anywhere you want. But the truth is, freedom can and is also used in the negative ways. It’s used by the lawmakers to profit themselves and stay in power for much longer than they should, for example.
Democracy around the world is so wrongfully interpreted now, we can’t seem to ever be able to get our word around. Which is extremely dangerous because democracy should not only allow that, but also allow us to change the world in the way that’s right and wanted by the majority.
I don’t know why I found democracy to be such an important subject for today’s post. Maybe because I tried to cross my hometown with my car the other day, and ran into dozens upon dozens of holes in the asphalt. They cut the bad asphalt out but never put in a new one. They half-repaired it. If you want to complain, there’s a mayor who’s been in office since forever, backed up by some weird people in his party. He will simply ignore you.
So yes, thanks to democracy for ruining my con rods and my head gaskets.
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