There is no other solution
— What can we do though?
ancient Athens it was possible to have
people were so few that they could
gather in the same place, discuss and decide.
the number of citizens is in the order
of millions, it is impossible.
cannot operate with everybody, we are
forced to use representatives.
they have the ability and experience,
which we cannot assume in every citizen.
They know what is best for the people.
That's why they are elected with the popular vote.
Well, this argument that the great number of citizens
makes direct democracy impossible,
It does not take
the information revolution and the Internet,
which have completely changed the situation.
been true a few years ago,
today it is no longer valid
With today's means of telecommunications,
we do not need the
to meet in one place,
to discuss and to decide.
citizen has the opportunity to follow the
discussion, to participate, and let his opinion
be heard from the comfort of his own home.
that is currently
being discussed in parliament and
is subsequently settled by the vote of the deputies,
may be discussed in front of the
people and then settled by their vote.
is every citizen as well informed and
as capable of deciding on any issue?
This is the constant argument of those in power:
— The people haven't the maturity that we politicians have.
They are incapable.
They know nothing.
They will make the wrong decisions.
Of course when it came to their own election,
then they needed the people's vote,
to be their representatives
and then to take
and govern as they like.
Then they sang their praises:
"the sovereign people",
"the country’s opinion″,
"how politically mature!",
The only use the people have,
is that that they
provide an excuse
to call our system democracy,
for anything else they are useless.
Oh yeah, and
working in production of course,
since politicians themselves don't produce anything.