Why I Believe Democracy Is Wrong

As an American I often hear people toot the horn of democracy every chance they get. It is branded into our brains as children during our schooling years. The belief that democracy is the best and the highest level of evolution for political systems (even though we are reminded time and again the it first was developed in Athens long ago). Well I’m here to tell you that I think it sucks. Democracy is wrong.

How is it that democracy is actually considered fair? When the process involves a majority vote on the matter. Say for example you are a member of a family of five and on vacation. Everyone is hungry but of course not sharing the exact same amount of hunger, but even still let’s believe you are all craving food at an equal level of desire. There you are all five of you wishing to eat. In a more simple way similar to the U.S. governments idea that there are only “really two” parties, let’s say three of the family members are craving seafood while you and one other member are craving Chinese food. Well the vote goes out and guess what? In a democratic process you and your other family member lose out. It’s fair right? (Some families are more run like a dictatorship with either the father or mother  making the final decision but let’s imagine a more democratic family).

That sums up why democracy is unfair pretty simply. And it’s true. Why do we truly believe a democratic system is the best way to solve all of our problems? I agree that when it comes to governing it may very well be the best system because it makes a complex situation more simple like voting for candidates to be the candidates to vote for in a presidential election. It narrows it all down to make choices easier. This is the other problem with democracy though. Every four years the same point is made by many voters in various ways basically stating voting for “the lesser of two evils.” How is that fair? We don’t want either jerk. But we have no choice other than them unless due to massive media conditioning and a corrupt voting procedure we throw away votes by writing someone else in or voting for someone of a smaller less fortunate party (ahem… Libertarian). But this is democracy right? (more…)

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Why Young Adults Should Not Be Encouraged To Vote

The title pretty much says it all. Any Libertarian minded reader probably knows what I’m going to write about here. How the youth are stupid and mess the election process up by visiting the polls. Sure there is much truth behind this. We all know that when you’re young and don’t pay taxes (therefore not yet really living in the real horrible world the rest of us live in) you tend to lean left speaking loudly about policies to solve problems we all know later in life are unsolvable by policies. It’s easy to desire higher taxes when you haven’t worked yet and are heavily exposed to the views of tenured professors (who also don’t live in the real world). I remember once Johnny Ramone of the Ramones once said (not an exact quote) that as we get older we tend to lean more right because we realize how the real world really works.

So when Bill Clinton was desperately (and rather somewhat successfully) trying to appeal to the youth by being cool with his saxophone (there’s nothing cooler than a white guy with a saxophone) on MTV, he knew what he was doing. He was right to do it too. The youth will lean left because it is cooler. It is more romantic to protest and fight against global warming. It is more romantic to view life from a socialist point of view. It is no doubt more romantic but unrealistic. Taxes aren’t romantic nor are they interesting. Taxes are a boring subject along with all other economic-based subjects. But they are the most real issues affecting your life. Reality is most of the time unromantic. It’s just the way it is. All of us who have been in long-term relationships know that after the initial two weeks to a month that the romantic fire starts to dim. Sure there is still much romance and splendor but not as much as there was in the courting process. We now start to see flaws as they reveal themselves. If these flaws are not too pressing and we can learn to live with or love them then we can hold on to the romance longer. This is the same with real life. Once you’re finished with school and have the pressing realities of life pushed onto you things change. Suddenly all these liberal ideologies seem to not be as of much importance as paying your bills on time, even if you’re fortunate enough to have a job in the career you studied and paid so much for.

So revving up the youth to vote for policies and leaders that raise taxes and advocate socialist ideals is a scary thing for the rest of us who have to live in the real economy (reality). Now don’t get me wrong, there are many romantic wonderful things about the real world. It just would be nice to be able to seek these wonderful things without the weighing pressures of a bad economy on our minds. (more…)

Peace On Earth

World peace, everyone and their mothers, even grandmothers from the dawn of Miss America pageants have been wishing for world peace. What does this mean? Is it attainable? Do you really want to know? Do you really want it or are you too jaded now?

I can’t answer the last question but I can safely bet there are many of us whom are jaded. Looking at the roots behind the various wars in our history, do you think we can do with out them? Of course we can. One great tactic to get to the truth of things is to remove its mask. Once we do that it’s naked and seems like a waste of energy, money, and lives. I’m not going to go on an anti-war rant here today, although I could very well do so. However I will answer the first two questions from the paragraph above. First, What does this mean? World peace is it subjective? In a few ways it is subjective. People define it as unrelenting peace and love for one another. This definition is much harder to achieve due to it’s constant coming back to science (neuroscience) dealing with human behavior. Another more realistic definition due to our painful human condition is that it’s a life where we are protected from harm while we have all the rights to decide on how we want to live our lives, how we wish to earn a living, how we raise our children and love our spouses, to not have our earnings taken from us from a centralized organization for the claims of the greater good (save law enforcement, schools, and a few other operations that provide a safe existence to protect us from the evil side of the aforementioned human condition), and to be given the option to decide on how successful or unsuccessful we can be with our life choices. (more…)