Democracy is not the final solution for the organisation of humanity, democracy gives not everyone the chance on a nice life and a same status. After two hundred years democracy the system has failed. Hunger, wars and poverty still exist and no end can be seen to this misery. Democracy does not need some minor improvements, the basic ideas behind democracy are wrong. Decisions are not taken by The People but by a small group of privileged people who think in the first place of their own well-being. The majority of humanity has hardly any say. That was already foreseen by the prominent member of the French elite – de Montesquieu – who proposed democracy as the system to continue the rule of the 1%.
Advancing on the road to a better society democracy should be replaced by a system in which anybody can exert power – not dependent on the amount of money someone has (or the backing of wealthy people).The many deficiencies and inconsistencies in the system demand for something new. The 99% hardly existed for this elite man.
The growing number of rules and laws more and more restricts the freedom of citizens. In Europe the number of laws rose sharply after 1945 when social democrats got more influence with their idea of a society controlled by strict laws (for the 99%). They wanted to improve life by regulating the behaviour of The People without allowing them any say. In the United States the number of laws also steeply increased. This restriction of the freedom of citizens was not caused by the growing influence of social democrats but by the wish of the 1% to control the 99%. Politicians – and it did not matter if they were called left or right – were only one of the means to achieve that.
Laws restrict the freedom of common citizens more than the freedom of elitepeople. More laws were necessary to keep masspeople under control. Because the rising level of education the 99% became more conscious of their inferior position. A better education is a prime condition to reach another kind of society that replaces democracy. In a society with free, wise and autonomous people the elite will lose its place. The 1% must restrict the freedom of the 99% to reserve its power and privileged position.
Democracy must disappear but when you say you are not a democrat you are accused to support dictators. The indoctrination has gone so far that there seems to be only two possibilities, democracy or dictatorship. And indeed many people find democracy the best system even when they see the great mistakes and the lasting superiority of greedy leaders confronting inferior masses.
Any change could plunge life into chaos and lots of uncertainties. That chaos often occurs in our democracy because the 1% fabricate crises for their own benefit is disregarded. That the many wars, crises and the extraction of commodities in developing countries makes life for many 99% miserable is also forgotten. In a great part of the world chaos is already the rule.
I only advance a simple question: is it possible to get a more Humane World by breaking the blockade that is supported by the existence of democracy.
Who are the 1%? Finance, Function and Family http://downwithelite.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/who-are-the-1-finance-function-and-family/
Joost van Steenis