Dec 26, 2019, 3:26 PM
The absurd propositions that:
(a) The people are capable of making positive (policy) decisions rather than just throwing failed governments out.
(b) That the category of person that runs for office, wins office, and maintains a revenue (donation) stream sufficient to stay in office is better than either a professional trained for life to fulfill that office, or taxpayer randomly selected to serve in that office.
(b) That democracy is other than a slow road to totalitarianism as people use the state to create vast tragedies of the commons at national scale.
(c) that people are ignorant of the fact that homogenous ethnocentric, nation states, under rule of law (juridical defense), governed by monarchies (judge of last resort), parliaments (approve or reject state requests for funds), elections (throw out the current ministers), and Juries (determine settlement in matters of dispute) are the optimum social can be improved upon, or that
(d) it’s possible to have such a political order without a majority middle class population that like europe or china used systemic agrarian eugenics and criminal prosecution to limit the reproduction of the underclasses (unproductive), each member of which is six times as costly as the any member of the productive classes
People are stupid. Government doesn’t matter. Rule of law matters. Only Europeans created it. Because European law is not a choice, it is the natural law of tort (trespass) meaning that there is no law higher than it – even a god’s. As such Europe is and has been for 5000 years, a cult of the common law of tort. And until Rousseau invented political sophistry, and Kant philosophical sophistry, and Napoleon destroyed Europe and imposed continental law, we were all sovereign.
Only the Americans remain. And only as long as european peoples rule themselves.