reply to post by Asktheanimals
Are you aware that you logic is totally and laughably flawed and warped? You hate Democracy, and yet you advocated DEMOCRACY in Tribalism. Do you
even understand both doctrines before you start to spout your hates and likes?
Tribalism is the oldest form of democracy. For a tribe to exist, it would need a mutual common understanding and set of rules so that those diverse
and different humans can co-exist peacefully, for protection and progress.
To create those set of rules of common behavior, it comes not from one man, but a council of men, with each FREE to SPEAK UP. And after all had
spoken, the leader will have to make a decision, and it will be his decision that all men will follow, to their progress, or to their demise.
As you can see, it still follows basic democratic actions similar to our present day form. The difference lays in the CHECKS & BALANCES that we modern
societies had inbuilt into the governance system for humanity, so that when a final decision is made, that responsibility lays with the PEOPLE, and
not only the leader.
No human can predict the future, but can only anticipate the possible actions. We are flawed mortals and prone to errors, but we have the capacity to
correct them and change, much wiser than before. Our civilisation advanced and progress till today, not because humanity is smart, but simply only
because we learnt from our mistakes.
And it is only the doctrine of Democracy that allows such corrections, with terms limits for leaders. Other political doctrines had failed miserably,
as we this fortunate generation had witness, of how dictators held on to power continually, even when its society went into wrong and dangerous
I know I cannot change your mind, but I hope that you may reconsider the positive values of Democracy, and how we are where we are today, instead of
either dead or starving like those in Somalia.
I apologise to OP for derailing this thread and hope that it is only temporary. I only responded because of a misconception by a poster that had
tarnished the selfless words of a great human being to be forever immortalised and cherished by mankind.