Democracy ???

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Democracy ???

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:49 pm

Has anyone experienced this ? I've heard of it, but am confused.

Can anyone name a Country where this exists ?
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:56 pm

Nope. 'Murica, the land of the free, idealises lyrical about democracy but is, in fact, an oligarchy.
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:04 pm

"Nope", good answer, but you can do better than that. I've heard of it, ... many times, ... but where is it.?
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by Soi Dog » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:09 pm

Democracy is a misunderstood concept. Most nations perceived to be democracies are actually Republics.
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:16 pm

Soi Dog wrote:Democracy is a misunderstood concept. Most nations perceived to be democracies are actually Republics.
No points for semantics. Where is it ?

The closest I have come is where the Guys agree to meet at a certain bar.
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:40 pm

Milord wrote:
Soi Dog wrote:Democracy is a misunderstood concept. Most nations perceived to be democracies are actually Republics.
No points for semantics. Where is it ?

The closest I have come is where the Guys agree to meet at a certain bar.
Not so. Behavioural studies have shown (no citation, so clearly I'm making this up) that the guys subconsciously look to one or two alphas to lead the pack, and are happy to follow as a herd.
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:33 pm

Maybe If you're a young pup. When you are older you'll understand there's no Alfa pimp leading shit ... just guys having a drink.

I don't mean to sound harsh, Grasshopper, just ... it becomes less important about who's got Bucks or Position later in life.
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:53 pm

Thank you, sensei
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:38 pm

We should write this stuff down. Brilliant.
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Re: Democracy ???

Post by mauser765 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:45 pm

India (one man one vote) and Scandinavia, maybe Netherlands.

But when they are told what to do by bankers, not many independent places left.

On the other hand, why do we automatically assume democracy is the best model? Because Murika claims to be one?

How's that working out for its citizens? Not so well.

Maybe Germany? Finland? Iceland?
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