Democracy, unmasked…

…and this, this is the yawning abyss at the heart of Democracy; that is, it is a system so exquisitely poor at selecting individuals of sufficient aptitude, intelligence and enduring moral character to perform the roles into which they might find themselves unwittingly flung.

2 replies on “Democracy, unmasked…”

Plato and Churchill would agree with you. I would venture to say, however, that the saving grace of a democracy is the limitations placed on elected leaders, such that there are limits to the stupidity and evil our leaders may inflict upon us. The problem with the other “superior” forms of government is that there are no guarantees that the leaders in power will possess and/or exercise sufficient aptitude, intelligence, and/or enduring moral character.

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