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May 25, 2013, 09:09:10 AM
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If I had to bet, I would bet they would vote for the status quo to... but that is because I know they have not thought about it with reason and critical thinking.   And you clearly do not understand my position if you think I would ever attempt to convince people to VOTE for anything.  I encourage people NOT TO VOTE AT ALL.   Unless you mean by voting with their feet and wallet vs voting with a ballot. 

People want a government and they will fight for the right to vote.  You say they are wrong.  That's your opinion and of course you are entitled to promote it and persuade people to support it.  I understand your position - its just that I don't think it matters.

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May 29, 2013, 05:28:07 PM
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"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard." - H. L. Mencken

This story, by Tobias Buckell, illustrates what always happens in a Democracy. The technology just makes it happen faster.

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May 29, 2013, 07:24:18 PM
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Representative democracy isn't democracy. That's a soft form of corporate dictatorship. What we can call democracy is the direct democracy. Just take a look at Switzerland. The only really democratic state on the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_in_Switzerland
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May 29, 2013, 07:44:05 PM
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Representative democracy isn't democracy. That's a soft form of corporate dictatorship. What we can call democracy is the direct democracy. Just take a look at Switzerland. The only really democratic state on the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_in_Switzerland

Switzerland has as fantastic idea for Democracy, we had a referendum on the UK about the AV voting system ( Australia ) I was more than happy to vote in that because the politicians were actually asking for my opinion rather than just making all the decisions for themselves, I really hope we get a referendum on the EU >_<. Citizens should always have the right to overturn a law by a politician otherwise you're simply electing a dictator every few years rather than a real leadership.

If we had direct democracy the war in iraq at least here in the UK would never have happened ( over a million people marched against it ), the bailouts would never have happened because people were having anger fits about them and we could overturn currency monopoly laws with enough signatures.
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May 29, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
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I think it is DEFINTELY possible, we will be creating a democratic bitcoin town soon Smiley
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=216139.0

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May 29, 2013, 08:14:38 PM
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Representative democracy isn't democracy. That's a soft form of corporate dictatorship. What we can call democracy is the direct democracy. Just take a look at Switzerland. The only really democratic state on the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_in_Switzerland

I like the idea of a direct democracy.  Unfortunately, we have so many stupid people and parasites that we might still get crazy results.
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May 29, 2013, 08:15:18 PM
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I think it is DEFINTELY possible, we will be creating a democratic bitcoin town soon
We've established that you're well into la-la land. Belief in democracy is just another symptom.

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May 29, 2013, 10:02:58 PM
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I've often thought about this, and seem to be in a dilemma about if democracy is even a remote possibility.

In theory, yes.

In practice, no.
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