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Originally posted by nosferatu at 2006-10-20 00:36
Who gets to decide which people have the greatest integrity, knowledge and qualifications?
the previous leaders with the greatest integrity, knowledge and qualifications.
the chinese did that twice already.
in one case of selecting the next emperor, one key qualification was: whoever least want to be emperor.
And what if there is disagreement of who gets selected, or even what the selected people do?
the system is base on integrity first, then qualification. anyone with that should know who to select based on a debate on that.
How can you guarantee that Communist leaders will not continue to manipulate their people? I belive most peole oppose such tyranny.
r u talking about democracy or the meritocracy i m talking about. the major manipulation, in case u havent noticed, is during the election campaign. and the tyranny comes from the mob that forms the majority voting group.
First, where are you pulling these percentages from? Please provide background source/evidence for your numbers.
so they might be much higher.
Secondly, even if these were true figures, don't you believe that the government of the people should try follow the wishes of the people with respect to bettering their lives?
americans did, that's why iraq is invaded. israel did, that why lebanon. in fact, americans has be righteously invading everybody else ever since its implementation of democracy.
You used extreme examples, and should take into account that any major war would involve great loss of life and destruction on both sides.
not if u r a well prepared war machine. that's why we cant stop building weapons now, thanks to the mobs in democratic countries.
American, Israeli, etc citizens are too dumb to make good choices for their own country. Please stick to the original question.
it's not a question of intelligent or dumb, but of self-interest. everyone want their countries to be strong, so build weapons. whites will vote for whites, so black become slaves. christians/jews hates muslims, so religious war.
it takes animal instinct to cast a vote, but saints to make a decision that's fair and just for all the people.
Who are you to judge what actions/national policy of other people believe are best for them?
that's why leadership training and testing should be of paramount importance.
conversely, vote getting skill is just about the most despicable quality a leader could have.
If Chinese leaders are doing a good job for the people, then they should not fear being replaced in a democatic election.
by people only good at vote getting?
And such an election is the only true way to determine if the people believe their leaders are supporting policies which help them.
hasnt happened in the last 250 years, at least to the minority and other countries' citizen.
one way democracy may work in the long run. that is global democracy. then all the whites would have to be put in jail.