View Full Version : Democracy = Freedom?

13th Feb 2001, 12:09 AM
Ahhhh, the ever popular political posts. Oh, well here is what I think.

Democracy is seriously flawed. I think that democracy is a government controlled by its people. I do not think that this exists anywhere today. Sure, we get to vote for our president/priminister, but how much participation to we take after that? Having said that I think its unrealistic to expect that the general public should be able to participate in ALL decisions made by their government, but certainly the decision that will have a drastic impact on their everyday lives? What do you think...

Also, what do you think about a voter equivilancy test? For instance, voters would have to take a yearly test, or a pre-election test to evaluate their knowledge of taxes, bills, international issues, party standings etc. etc.

I suggest this because I think that democracy now, gorssly generalised, is an election of stupid people, by stupid people. Let me explain. In canada this year, 67% of our population participated in our federal election. 67% of 30 million (canada pop) people is roughly 20 million. There are only 8.77 million people in our contry with a high school education or above. Assuming all of those people voted, less than 50% of the voter turnout had a high-school education.

It is my opinion, that in order to be able to vote in a federal election, that you should have in the VERY LEAST a high-school education or equivalent, hence the standardized test i mention earlier.

What do you guys think?

Cheers ChROmE

13th Feb 2001, 12:19 AM
Yours is the kind of elitist thinking that gets large groups people put in death camps.

But I know what you're thinking, it's just too bad the rest of humanity cannot see as clearly as you do from your ivory tower.

Thank God you don't have any real power.

The problem with your logic is that you make the assumption that formal schooling is the only indicator of intelligence.

I've known college professors with less wits then a labotomized rat, and I've known highschool dropouts who where highly intelligent.

Also your suggestions have already been used in the past, why the good ole boys that used to run the south used literacy tests to keep dem darkies from votin'.

At what point does "a pre-election test to evaluate their knowledge of taxes, bills, international issues, party standings etc. " become a test to see if you "think correctly" about an issue (that is that you agree with those in power).

Again, I'm glad you don't have any real power. And thank God you're in Canada where you can't influence anyone in power where I live :D

What you said kinda reminds me of a quote from Animal Farm

"All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others"

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[This message was edited by Zundfolge on Feb 13, 2001 at 00:38.]

13th Feb 2001, 12:35 AM

13th Feb 2001, 01:17 AM
Quick, everybody lock your doors and windows, pull your children out of school, and cut the cable to your modems! According to Kent State University police, the Internet is breeding millions of potentially evil criminals!

Police raid Verder dorm room, confiscate computer - Kent State University police raided a dorm room in Verder Hall Thursday over what they suspect was a possible computer crime. They executed a search and confiscated a computer, CDs and computer games from Room 304. Kent State University police obtained a warrant after consulting with the prosecutor. Police were alerted about the Web site when an employee of Residence Services found some suspicious files on the server. The students said the game was not affiliated with the Kent State University Web server at all and that the game was located on an independent server. The Web site, www.bledfordays.50megs.com (http://www.bledfordays.50megs.com), is the location of the student's computer game. The site includes a list of rules, rankings of members, allies and the enemies titled "the **** list."

The police acted on a tip of "suspicious files" from their Starcraft clan's website. Now I visited their webpage and went through every single awful link contained on the mess, and I think it's safe to say that this heap of graphical refuse is just like nearly every other ****ty clan page. Horrible HTML skill, terrible graphic design, awful clan member names, and an unhealthy obsession with a goofy PC game are all common traits in these disasters. But honestly, somebody tell me how the heck the police looked at this site and then were able to declare these goofy dopes a legitimate threat to college security?

The awful site is here (http://bledfordays.50megs.com)
But I don't suggest going there

So, in conclusion, democracy is only a dream now.
Zero tolerance is here now; obey it or get ass raped!


13th Feb 2001, 01:31 AM
show no mercy meanly must die.


13th Feb 2001, 01:35 AM
Quiet, you silly fat man
Maybe you should stop concentrating on me getting killed and go concentrate on burning that fat of yours


[edited because i'm a moron]