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Democracy - The most inefficient type of government?

I look at general masses of people, what they do, how they think, how easily they are manipulated, and how clueless they can be. I often wonder how people can be so ignorant! And this got me to think "if the masses are so ignorant and so easy to manipulate, why do they select our leaders?" Well this brought me to another point, is democracy really an efficient form of government if its people are ignorant?

We are prisoners of democracy. If you are on the opposing view of the masses and unable to convince the needed majority, then you effectively have no say, even if you are correct.

This wouldn't be a problem except that it seems that people, now more than ever, are suckers of propaganda, rumors, and biased news. If the masses don't understand what they are voting for and are so easily swayed, how can we still consider democracy a superior system of government?


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    Dec 24 2012: Someone once said something like "Democracy is system of 51 fools"...........pondered many times how right it is !!!

    Alternatively came up with question below

    What you think about if everyone thinks something is right /good to do but the Tyrranic Monarch / Military Dictator forcefully execute what s/he wanted to do?

    Agree with you what you said about so called NEWs....I don't see any news in mainstream media....only propaganda or rumour as you said it correctly

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