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Defining 'Democracy'

Democracy means:
1) Universal direct democracy has highest authority.
2) All adult organisms advanced enough to comprise soul consciousness get to vote.

The purpose of democracy is to give the public more of what they like and less of what they hate. Democracy is the manifestation of the will of the public.

Decision-Making Methods

French presidential elections, 2017

10 days from now, I will vote in the first round of the presidential election, and I have spend a lot of time watching debates and getting informed on the candidates.

There is so much to write about in this election. Unfortunately for you, most of my time will be spent on writing about it in French, so that I can share with my family.

However, should you be interested, or if you have comments or questions on the French elections (plural, because we have two rounds), you can use the comment section below.

You may check this first:

Emocracy and Expressive Verse

Emocracy is a variant of Score Voting. The differences are thus:

Emocracy for Everything?

Direct Democracy

Scenario 1

9 friends want lunch. Each person submits what they want.

There are five desired choices in total: pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and macarons. Each food is sold at a different store. One friend volunteers to visit the different stores and collect the food.

The 9 friends use the emocracy method to choose the number of final food options (i.e. the number of stores the friend volunteering to collect the food must visit.)

Democracy and Decision-Making

Defining 'Democracy'

'Democracy' means:
1) Universal direct democracy has highest authority.
2) All adult organisms advanced enough to comprise soul consciousness get a vote.

The purpose of democracy is to give the public more of what they do want and less of what they don't want. Democracy is about allowing the will of the public to manifest.

Best decision-making methods

1) Direct Democracy

a) Everybody can have their first pick.

Canada's "Liberals" Break Electoral Reform Promise

One of the Liberal Party of Canada's campaign promises going into the 2015 election was a new electoral system in the first half of their mandate. Knowing that they couldn't get away with introducing a system that exacerbates the disproportionality of the current winner-take-all system, the "Liberals" have abandoned their commitment to electoral reform.1

  • 1. Smith, Marie-Danielle. "Liberals break electoral reform promise less than a day after signalling collaboration with opposition". National Post, 1 Feb.

The More the Merrier?

http://en.minguo.info/blogs/panoramics/adding_higher_precision
Let's try the above experiment again with 90 people, 8 options, and as many referendums as is necessary to choose a clear victor.

90 people choose among 8 options:

Round 1
Scenario 1 results:
Option A: 90
Option B: 0
Option C: 0
Option D: 0
Option E: 0
Option F: 0
Option G: 0
Option H: 0
No further voting is needed.

Scenario 2 results:
Option A: 50
Option B: 40
Option C: 0
Option D: 0
Option E: 0
Option F: 0
Option G: 0
Option H: 0

Adding Higher Precision

Before I said 'democracy' should be defined as majority rule. What I actually meant was that 'democracy' should be defined as direct democracy (for all adults) having highest authority.

I actually support plurality voting which comprises majority rule when there are only two options. However, when there are more than two options, I do support going with the most popular option even if it has less than 50% of the vote.

For example, let's say 9 friends are voting on whether to go for pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, or ice cream.

After the first round of voting, the results are:

Under the Sea!

The Dorian invasion caused the Late Bronze Age collapse which led to the Greek Dark Ages. Sparta and Athens arose afterward. Sparta was controlled by Dorian-types (comprising Dorians) while Athens was controlled by Athenian-style slave-makers (comprising Athenian slave-makers).

Invasions, destruction and possible population movements during the collapse of the Bronze Age, c. 1200:


Full image: http://i.imgur.com/ma3riJi.png

The sinking of Atlantis is typically a reference to the Late Bronze Age collapse:

Democracy and Apartheid

If 'democracy' is not defined as global direct democracy having highest authority, then every tyranny and oligarchy will declare itself a democracy. We already see this everywhere from North Korea, a dictatorship; to the US, a constitutional republic; to Israel, an apartheid regime.

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