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    Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Democracy is a terrible idea.

    Allow me to illustrate.

    Say you are traveling for the holidays, and you get on a plane to fly across the country at 35,000 feet.

    Things are going well on democracy airlines, but an hour into the flight there’s a problem, and so you hear an announcement on the PA “ladies and gentlemen this is your constitutional president speaking, we have lost control of our engines and the flight attendants will be bringing you ballots to vote on the best solution”

    Obviously this is insane, most people on the plane have no idea how to manage anything as complex as a commercial airliner.

    So your safety when on the plane is basically an absolute dictatorship of the Captain. The captain is an educated professional who is granted full power over your life and death by a legitimate authority.

    Likewise. For the complex business of running state affairs, the legitimate Authority (God through the Church) should be sanctioning one professional King to govern society. Most voters have no appreciation for complex issues and are too short sighted to their own wants.
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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Most moronic thread of the month. Easily.

    It's like a pubescent boy trying to be tough.

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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Most moronic thread of the month. Easily.

    It's like a pubescent boy trying to be tough.
    A pubescent boy who already knows more than you or any other educated adult. </sarcasm>
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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

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    A pubescent boy who already knows more than you or any other educated adult. </sarcasm>
    And promoting absolutely stupid and insane garbage.

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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Democracy is a terrible idea.

    Allow me to illustrate.

    Say you are traveling for the holidays, and you get on a plane to fly across the country at 35,000 feet.

    Things are going well on democracy airlines, but an hour into the flight there’s a problem, and so you hear an announcement on the PA “ladies and gentlemen this is your constitutional president speaking, we have lost control of our engines and the flight attendants will be bringing you ballots to vote on the best solution”

    Obviously this is insane, most people on the plane have no idea how to manage anything as complex as a commercial airliner.

    So your safety when on the plane is basically an absolute dictatorship of the Captain. The captain is an educated professional who is granted full power over your life and death by a legitimate authority.

    Likewise. For the complex business of running state affairs, the legitimate Authority (God through the Church) should be sanctioning one professional King to govern society. Most voters have no appreciation for complex issues and are too short sighted to their own wants.
    What happens (and did) when the Captain is suicidal? Or intoxicated (as has occurred), or when the cabin crew is all asleep and passes well beyond the destination, thankfully they awakened before the aircraft ran out of fuel (also happened)?

    Trump is not a philosopher King (though he seems to believe he is). An educated population is necessary for a democratic republic to thrive. Propaganda being used today is sophisticated and when no matter how ridiculous and even ludicrous it is, when repeated over and over will convince some of the people all of the time. Yet thankfully, they are the few and we are the many.
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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Dumb.

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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Dumb.

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    Or a cry for attention.

    Or crazy.

    Take your pick.

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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Democracy is a terrible idea.

    Allow me to illustrate.

    Say you are traveling for the holidays, and you get on a plane to fly across the country at 35,000 feet.

    Things are going well on democracy airlines, but an hour into the flight there’s a problem, and so you hear an announcement on the PA “ladies and gentlemen this is your constitutional president speaking, we have lost control of our engines and the flight attendants will be bringing you ballots to vote on the best solution”

    Obviously this is insane, most people on the plane have no idea how to manage anything as complex as a commercial airliner.

    So your safety when on the plane is basically an absolute dictatorship of the Captain. The captain is an educated professional who is granted full power over your life and death by a legitimate authority.

    Likewise. For the complex business of running state affairs, the legitimate Authority (God through the Church) should be sanctioning one professional King to govern society. Most voters have no appreciation for complex issues and are too short sighted to their own wants.
    The most glaring of the numerous problems with your little rant, of course, is that most “noblemen” and kings don’t have any clue how to run a state, and there’s no real way to hold them accountable when they run into the ground short of launching a revolt.

    Oh, and the captain is not an absolute dictator. He can’t just decide “you know, I think we’ll fly to Boston instead of Miami today”. He has to maintain strict guidelines and regulations and if he doesn’t—other than risking the lives of everyone on board—he gets his ass fired and once it gets out isn’t going to get a job flying a commercial airliner anywhere.

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    Re: Democracy is a terrible idea, illustrated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wry Catcher View Post
    What happens (and did) when the Captain is suicidal? Or intoxicated (as has occurred), or when the cabin crew is all asleep and passes well beyond the destination, thankfully they awakened before the aircraft ran out of fuel (also happened)?

    Trump is not a philosopher King (though he seems to believe he is). An educated population is necessary for a democratic republic to thrive. Propaganda being used today is sophisticated and when no matter how ridiculous and even ludicrous it is, when repeated over and over will convince some of the people all of the time. Yet thankfully, they are the few and we are the many.
    Ok but what you’re talking about is the exception.

    The Romanovs ruled Russia for 400 years, the Soviet Union barely lasted 80.

    So in fact in most cases Monarchy provides long term stability and it’s failures are usually external and they are rare.

    Democracies are usually short term and fail. We now have a near equally divided United States where both sides don’t recognize the other as legitimate. If we had an absolute monarchy and speaking against the institution of the monarchy itself was illegal then we’d have like 70% or 80% of people supporting the government and it would be stable.
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