Yet, would sistemic dictatorship not still be an artificial system, created to only mimic nature (which is pure anarchy under laws of physics and biology), but requiring error-prone maintenance over time? What would it require of a person? What kind of personal identities would it create?
One other thing I am pretty sure of is, we don’t have the same picture of the very system of the proposed sistemic dictatorship, and I am actually curious about what system that would be. What would you say it would look like?
I’m quite intrigued now that I come to associate this idea to the Ayn Rand (perhaps overly romantic) idea of deregulated capitalism as a law of nature and the best wild world there is, while completely lacking any catastrophic failure handling. It seems diametrically opposed, yet similar in claiming to be deregulated down to some kind of natural systems? Or am I getting this wrong? What natural systems? And how? Indeed, what would it look like?
Indeed, it is a fallacy that we will always learn something from a failure, because those who have learned may not be around to have any impact on the next iteration. Yet, it is remains very unclear (more like a personal conviction) whether it makes more sense to try again until you get it right (fix it), or try doing something else entirely (replace it).
Are we not sociopathic and/or narcissistic (well, certainly elitist) in this very thread for even considering to remove democracy from the hands of people whose less rational but very human needs still remain to be satisfied to a commonly reasonable degree? Aren’t we at a fault for thinking we could imagine a better system? I haven’t still heard exactly what sistemic dictatorship means to you so I honestly don’t know, I mean it really could have highly desirable advantages to significant amounts of people which would not be achievable in a democracy. But who are we to decide, and who are they not to get a say?
You certainly are one of the more intelligent people I’ve been honored to discuss politics with here. But if we have a hammer, everything might look like a nail. If you pardon me for asking, is this not a case where intelligence and systemization is the proverbial hammer? And is this problem really a nail? Can the hammer be applied to this particular nail?
Perhaps another model of society is an attractive idea to hold in mind, especially so as to test the ability of the mind. Perhaps even it does solve the perceived set of problems. But perhaps also it should not become applied, ever, like a nuke?
Why should we not just get the proverbial thumbs out of our asses and be active citizens, instead?
It is not as big an idea, for sure, as replacing democracy is, so no one gets a chance to become famous for pursuing it. Is that the only reason it does not pander to our own intellectual prejudice? Are we power hungry ourselves, prone to sin of pride, but blind to the sin of not just being our human selves?
I think it is quite less dramatic and to just reach out to a politician, any politician you agree about 80% with, any party with a quality person you can stomach, and just do your best to keep that person straight and coach their ability to perform their role as a representative:
- Point out when they just said something insane.
- Point out when they made a good point.
- Point out when you disagree and why, and ask them to improve.
- Help them improve and master their carrier of representing YOU.
- Ask them to expand on unclear topics.
- Don’t try to change them as people - accept them for the human beings they are, and accept you don’t agree on everything.
And this is what I mean by active citizens. Make sure you root your representatives in your reality. Make sure that one person whose carrier you decide to follow - and I don’t mean twitter-follow, write a damn letter or at least an email - have your actual face, your life, your family in their mind when they decide for you. And if they do you bad, show it you are sad about it. Show them what happened.
My solution is much less assuming:
Humanize them, humanize yourself, and humanize democracy.