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precisely the problem, how about no political parties

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on September 30, 1999 at 13:37:58:

In Reply to: I prefer the socialist notion of a mandatist system posted by Lark on September 30, 1999 at 11:45:05:

: Nice but it's more than likely going to go the road of personal popularity contests, I mean would you be content in the township where the charismatic minister with fanatical totalitarian religious views gets elected because everyone in the township knows him and considers him a pillar of the community, their possibly completely ignorant of his politics too (see I'm playing this out too).

Thats the worry under any system - including mandated - what if the above scenario played out with the mandate system - no broken promises. he promised to be a tyrant and enough people wanted him to be. Hard luck for the rest of us.

: It's just a suggestion but if we had activist democracy, EG the presnt system but with everyone interested and acknowledging that rather than being a core politics (including whether or not your left or right wing) is a mark of the good life, I don't think it'd be that bad and decentralisation is almost guaranteed.

One way might be to have NO political parties, only representatives.


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