Yesterday we posted a link to a piece on the Electoral Reform Society’s calculation that 22 million votes at the recent general election were irrelevant, because of the dreadful ‘first past the post’ system. V comments:
The problem with democracy is basically that groups of people who fundamentally disagree with a state’s policies cannot secede from that state. As well as that, democratically elected politicians have limited incentive for good governance as they know they will not be around forever and so there is always the temptation to spend some of the state’s capital on rewarding their supporters, in other words it encourages bad husbandry and poor governance.
In the UK’s case (and in western Europe generally) democracies are in thrall to certain favoured groups such as feminists, LGBTQ, and environmentalists. This phenomenon bears a clear relationship to the collapse of traditional (sexual) morality, and traditional religion in general.
Democracies by their nature encourage collectivist solutions, and are merely a less drastic form of totalitarianism than communism or fascism.
One can see this in the massive growth of state spending since 1900. One could say the triumph of democracy in its modern form began in 1918 with Woodrow Wilson’s declaration that he wanted to make the world safe for democracy, and in doing so, broke up the essentially benign Austro-Hungarian Empire, symbolising the death of the monarchical principle. Democracies are now in a demonstrable state of decadence and are coming to their end.
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