Democracy Reform

Sir Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the rest. He is right. Its the best form of government but it also has its flaws. I think that its flaws endanger democracy and needs to be fixed. This blog is for like minded people who want to see democracy improved. I invite people to sumbit essays. I will publish even those I do not agree with so long as I find them interesting.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Bernie Ecclestone's Hitler fascination - by Ohmyrus

The Billionaire Boss of Formula 1 racing stepped into a minefield when he publicly praised Adolf Hitler.

He said that Hitler could get things done and added that democracy "hasn't done a lot of good for many countries, including this one".

This is the sort of thing I feared when I started this blog. In my very first article, I warned that if democracies cannot solve its problems, people will turn to a strong man, a Hitler perhaps. This is something nobody wants.

While a lot of people condemn Bernie's words, especially Jews, it is really a cry for help. He can see, as I do, that democracy is not working to give people better lives. In fact, I would say that most democracies are disfunctional.

The problem is that the system is incapable of producing effective rational government. I have analysed why this is so in many artcles. So I won't go into detail. In Business School, students are taught a subject called, 'Organizational Behavior'.

Organizations must be designed with a reward/punishment system that encourages employees to behave in a manner that ensures the companies' survival. In the same way, democracies must have constitutions that rewards its political leaders that behaves in a manner that ensures the survival of the country.

This is not so today. The chief weaknesses are that it produces short term thinking, encourages disunity of the people, avoidance of necessary pain, promotes welfare states and a illogical immigration system. Sooner or later, the whole system will break down unless intelligent reforms are made.

But first, people must accept that the system is broken. I fear the words of John Adams 2 is coming true:

Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.

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