Democracy has no problems?
The best system is democracy,
real direct democracy,
where every decision
is taken by the majority
we have today and have
But if we truly believe
that the best form of government
is a democracy,
then we must
consider whether it also
has some weaknesses in its core.
If many people decide together,
is it impossible that they could
make a mistake?
No way impossible,
probability of error is small, because
there will be some who have a different opinion.
Different views will be heard.
And if all of them without exception have
the same opinion, can it be excluded that
this opinion may be wrong?
Again, it cannot be excluded,
only that the
probability is even smaller,
and the responsibility fairly shared.
was involved in
the wrong decision,
it is correct for everyone to suffer
of his error.
If there is any weakness in democracy
we will have to look elsewhere.
of democracy is the vote.
It would be nice if,
discussion and the
exchange of arguments we
could reach a single proposal
which is accepted by all.
<![if !supportLists]>• <![endif]>But if this is not the case?
<![if !supportLists]>• <![endif]>If we cannot agree,
<![if !supportLists]>• <![endif]>if we do not have unanimity,
<![if !supportLists]>• <![endif]>then what?
Then we vote,
and the opinion
receives the most votes
(even if only one more)
Can we be sure
opinion was the right one?
Is it impossible for the majority
(or half plus one)
to be wrong?
Is it impossible
that they have incomplete
or biased information and are not able
to appreciate the
of the other side?
If the decision
of the majority was wrong,
it will be evident in practice.
But then the
attributable both to the majority
(justly, because they have chosen the wrong path)
And to the minority
(unfairly, because they cried a warning):
"Attention, this path goes over the cliff!".
what should we do?
Do you propose abolishing the vote?
Of course not.
I only suggest we
a little more about voting.