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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 30 2012: Short example of democarcy:
    If we are three people and we want to decide where to go out in the evening and two of us want to go to the cinema, you don't want - but you have to do it because we are the majority and we decide. If tomorrow evening and two of us want to go to a concert, you don't want - but you have to because we are the majority and we decide. If later on we want to eat a pizza and you don't want - you have to because we are the majority and we decide.

    If we go along like this what do you do? If we are the majority - in the case you are always on the wrong side - you will never choose. So, you isolate yourself? You can, yes. But this way we're not together anymore and you are alone. Maybe we can decide to follow you? It's not happening like this if we are the majority.

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