>tfw you realise democracy universally devolves into appealing to literal retards when given to the masses.
>tfw you realise every party which can ever hope to gaining majority support has to use stupid emotional pleas and faulty reasoning almost exclusively to get elected
>tfw you realise if a party tried to run a campaign on logical, reasoned positions they would get 5% of votes at most
Yeah, pretty much.
It's impossible to compete against a political group that panders in the most appealing ways. Free stuff and no more personal responsibility? Sounds a lot better to the masses than the platform of "freedom to succeed or fail."
the only thing I wonder about is what the collapse will look like since
>the economy is global
Your last point is why the GOP has to live or die on pyrrhic religious support.
It's impossible to tell people that we need to cut gov. to at least sustainable level(medicare, SS, or military spending) so we can raise investment in the US economy again.
what're you gonna do about it. faggot?
Democracy doesn't incentivize the best or brightest in society to participate... In fact, it mostly encourages the opposite.
I go to a community college for Stem
Literally ever class is white male, and almost all are bro tier funny. We crack any joke we can think of in class. Even the blacks in my class are funny as hell and they don't give a shit cause they are going to get out of minimum wage hell.
>not reading Plato
>not understanding that a large body of people who lack wisdom governing can't lead to wise governing
>not reading Aristotle
>not understanding that the lower class majority will act for it's own benefit, meaning that the shift to the left is inevitable
>not knowing that the Plebians did the same thing and sowed the seeds for the Roman Republic to become an empire
>not seeing the history of democracy as being one of delayed failures
>not realizing that the limiting suffrage to just property owning males was to prevent this downfall, as the impoverished masses votes are bought with tax payer funded government programs