- Jun 4, 2013
Now I am not endorsing a better system when I say this. I'm not.trump is clearly using china as a grandstanding tool.
but it would be far less effective if any politicians from the past 20 years were worth a shit, if the media had done any real journalism and if the corporations who tell those 2 groups what to do cared about anything past short term profits.
But that's also a failing with capitalism and democracy. A democratic politician will always bow to the most common denominator. If that means selling the family silver so taxes don't rise for example so they get elected, they'll do it.
What we need is a more moralistic approach to politics with my honesty and more interaction with voters, like what Switzerland has. I'm sure I read somewhere they're population votes on many democratic issues.
Here and in the US we elect one of two overlord groups who once in power will move heaven and earth for short term opinion ratings whilst we trust them to do 'whats right'.
It's a crazy system when you think about it. With the internet and everyone having a NI number it wouldn't be difficult to start having interactive votes on decision making, that would at least force politicians to start being informative and intelligent again rather than soundbiting.