Heiko Recktenwald on Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:19:15 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> notes from Brexania in limbo...

Dear all,

Am 28/01/19 um 07:15 schrieb Patrice Riemens:

True democracy is direct democracy, difficult to handle as it is.
Representative democracy, unless representatives are kept at a short
leash by their constituents - never mind how representative a first pass
the post system is - is a snapshot at best, and an elected dictatorship
at worst.

I dont think this anymore. Democracy is about decisions. They shall not
be made by one person. "Direct democracy" is not more than an opinion
poll. Why should the "real majority" not be a dictator as well? And why
should "the people" not cange their mind? Who will ask them then? And
why should "the people" matter at all? But first of all "the people"
have no place in the constitution as far as decisions are concerned. If
constitutions matter. And why should "the people" be bound by a
constitution? Or any rules of law?


Best, H.

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