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Why Socrates hated democracy:
... to get him to see the flaws of democracy by comparing a society to a ship.
If you were heading out on a journey by sea, asks Socrates,
who would you ideally want deciding who was in charge of the vessel?
Just anyone or people educated in the rules and demands of seafaring?
The latter of course, says Adeimantus, so why then, responds Socrates,
do we keep thinking that any old person should be fit to judge who should be a ruler of a country? ...
An election debate between two candidates,
one who was like a doctor and the other who was like a sweet shop owner.
The sweet shop owner would say of his rival:
Look, this person here has worked many evils on you. He hurts you, gives you bitter potions and
tells you not to eat and drink whatever you like.
He’ll never serve you feasts of many and varied pleasant things like I will.
Socrates asks us to consider the audience response:
Do you think the doctor would be able to reply effectively?
The true answer –
‘I cause you trouble, and go against your desires in order to help you’
would cause an uproar among the voters, don’t you think?
Argumentum ad populum / Appeal to the masses / democratic fallacy:
Fallacious argument of affirming that something is real or better because the majority thinks so
Democracy is the preferred system because it gives the political power to those who control the mass media,
while allowing them to remain behind the scenes and evade responsibility
for the way in which they use said power.
In all societies, the majority of people are too distracted, intoxicated, too stressed out, & preoccupied
to deeply research and understand the alternatives presented to them at the polling booth.
So they rely upon the road signs, the news anchors, the advertisements, the TV stars, the talking heads, etc. to
decide on which candidate they will select.
Consider "Get out the vote"
campaigns which seek to convert non-voters into voters, without regards to how well they actually understand the topics.
the candidate that spends the most almost always wins the election.
This is why they want universal suffrage; They want every man, woman, and child to vote.
every highschool dropout,
every drug addict,
every football hooligan,
every illiterate troglodyte,
every schizophrenic outpatient
to all vote, because it means more power to the entities that control the
talking heads of the mass media, the TV boxes, the newspapers, & the propaganda machines.
Concentration of media ownership (including print, digital, video, radio, local TV, video games, record labels, etc)
Why America cannot win WW3
Which concludes: "
That's my assessment, as a proud non-expert,
of America's global strategic situation on the edge of a great power war.
The GAE has no friends that matter in a fight.
Its own population is sick in mind and body, and have been deliberately
sickened so as to make them easier to control.
It has no social capital to call upon.
Its economy is faltering.
Its leadership is sclerotic, corrupt, illegitimate, and despised.
Its expensive military is unlikely to be able to maintain itself
(indeed, from what I've read, this is already a problem),
it has squandered resources on expensive white elephants of
little military value against a peer competitor,
and its training standards are in the gutter thanks to the same
ideological madness that's ruined everything else in the decaying
compost pile of Western society.
A website where you can gamble on the outcomes of US elections
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- Cultural Marxism explained in one diagram
The electoral versions of "Divide and conquer" / "together we stand divided we fall"
- Comparison of electoral systems
Ranked choice voting (e.g. STV: single transferable vote)
- Hunter Biden iPhone & iPad hack
- Korean Reunification
- List of national emergencies in the United States
- International Emergency Economic Powers Act and its current usages
- List of Superfund sites
- State of Deseret was a provisional US state by settlers from the LDS Church ("Mormons") in Salt Lake City.
- Military service as alternative to prison for first time non-violent offenders
banned U.S. economic, and military assistance, and export credits to countries that deliver or receive,
acquire or transfer nuclear enrichment technology when they do not comply with IAEA regulations and inspections.
The US government has violated the law by refusing to impose sanctions on Israel, India, and Pakistan
over their nuclear programs.
Smith–Mundt Act AKA
the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013:
Overturned a 64-year ban, thus now allowing U.S. propaganda intended to
influence foreign audiences to now be used on the domestic population.
- Public financial trades of US federal politicians
- European mainstream news media is further left-wing than their country's populations
US Census Bureau reports its miscountings for the 2020 census.
These errors will distort congressional representation, the Electoral College, and misallocate billions of federal funding.
The federal statutes governing the census and apportionment provide no remedy to correct this problem.
States that were significantly overcounted:
- Massachusetts +1 House Seat
- New York
- Rhode Island +1 House Seat
- Colorado +1 House Seat
States that were significantly undercounted:
- Florida -2 House Seats
- Texas -1 House Seat