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  • On 29 Jul 2014 in What would happen if there were no political parties?, justme said:

    myob says

    What I would love to know is how to convince the majority to fuck off, and let people live their lives as they see fit for themselves.

    That is called anarchy: Every individual deciding for themselves what is legal and what is not.

    Once you saw the result of that, somehow I think you would change your mind. Or start rationalizing why other people should do as you wish, while you yourself should be under no obligation to do what other people wish. That system turns into a might-is-right society, a sort of feudalism. Be careful what your theoretical ideals might turn into.

  • On 29 Jul 2014 in What would happen if there were no political parties?, justme said:

    myob says

    I think it would be wonderful to break the Republicans' and Democrat's stranglehold on politics, so that the the libertarians, greens, commies, anarchists, and whoever else, can be elected if their voters so desire.

    Not only that, but we would get much more serious alternatives than some of the ones you listed. And some of the existing parties would have to show their true nature, because there would be alternatives to them.

    myob says

    More variety in politics is good, and what I especially love about coalition governments is that the coalitions always collapse, leading to inaction. Since everything government does is evil, inaction is a wonderful thing :)

    Inaction is not a good thing. Action that is supported by a clear majority, on a case-by-case basis, is a generally a good thing. That is what democracy is supposed to do: To enact the will of the people as much as possible.

  • On 27 Jul 2014 in What would happen if there were no political parties?, justme said:

    A democracy is only as good as its election system. Crappy election systems yield crappy democracies.

    The United States has a highly flawed democracy.

    Many countries have much more well-functioning election systems and democracies than the US. But these countries are not superpowers, so they do not get noticed.

    And the powers that be are NOT interested in improving US democracy.

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