from Vincent, on… Democracy

15 Sep

Thanks largely to America, the term Democracy is now spoken of reverentially. But is that reverence justified?

Oh it SOUNDS fine – “one person, one vote” – but if 51% of the moronic population have been conned into thinking something by the media barons and politically-correct arseholes who infest our World, it will CARRY – no matter HOW the other 49% of THINKING individuals vote.

Is THIS the Democracy so beloved of “right-thinking” people? Seemingly so.

I recall a fine movie called “The Rise And Rise Of Michael Rimmer” (1970) – one of the ten best films to come out of England – in which Peter Cook rises from a time-and-motion consultant to dictator-for-life of Britain.

It was a political SATIRE, written by Cook, with John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Kevin Billington – and produced by David Frost.

And whilst it was intended to be a comedy, it came up with an interesting premise – PURE Democracy.

Like, if everyone nominated issues every week – then voted on them – you would have a country which was TRULY run by the people.

But of course, within weeks, that country would have degenerated into savagery – and gone BROKE. So much for pure Democracy.

What it ACTUALLY means is the ILLUSION of rule by the Common Man, where two parties do what the f*** they LIKE for four or five years – apparently endorsed by the majority of said country.

In other words – it’s BULLSHIT!


5 Responses to “from Vincent, on… Democracy”

  1. Cy Quick September 16, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    And the trouble is that, even if you somehow manage to exterminate all the people who are not intelligent, you will find vast disagreement amongst those who survive the pruning.

    I have just watched NHK documenting the ten minutes or more spent by teachers debated whether to get the children up the hill (which would have saved them) or over to a triangular piece of land the same height as the bridge.

    The teachers believed that tsunamis did not come that far up river so the action they debated was about how to appear to be correct, given the warning that they had just received. They took a roll call and wrote the names down, then set off for the triangle two minutes before the tsunami arrived.

    Fortunately, some pushy parents, IQ not known, had said no way to the roll-call and escaped with their children.

    The knowledge of the teachers, and the authorities, was of RECENT tsunamis. But the geological record would have shown that over the centuries tsunamis varied. Plenty had come right up to hills over the long term. And whatever happened to such stuff as: “Ju-ust in case…” and “It will make a good drill…”

  2. Jay Liotta September 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see John Cleese and Peter Cook take up residence in numbers 10 & 11 Downing Street respectively for some time.

  3. Vincent September 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Teachers. I recall teachers deciding to keep the kids INSIDE when Britain had its once-in-a-lifetime Solar Eclipse – in case they got EYE DAMAGE – to avoid being SUED.

    If I’d been a parent, my progeny would have played HOOKEY that day.

  4. Vincent September 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    They couldn’t do worse than Pinky & Perky!

  5. Cy Quick September 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Of course there were actually very few locations with a sky clear enough to observe the passing of Selene twixt Sol and Earth. One was Falmouth. But I was in Penzance staying with a sibling who came back from BC but found that things were changed so back to Victoria it was. In PZ we saw a dark cloud above and the entire horizon all around was light cloud. It was summer 1999 and I wished I had a cell phone on the National Express (the day before the eclipse) to let Jay, in Plymouth, know we were running 90 minutes late at Exeter. He was at Bretonside waiting. I forget what happened when I finally arrived in PY and phoned you, Jay.

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