Sunday, 12 February 2017

My Two Cents about Bad Presidents

To me there is one tiny positive element to presidents like Trump, Zuma and Mugabe getting into power:  It highlights the fact that the typical implementations of democracy are seriously flawed and can produce a great president for one term and an irrational, dangerous president in the next.  Even Hitler was apparently elected democratically.

So while we may wish for Trump, Zuma and Mugabe to be replaced, we don't have any assurances that the next leader won't be a Hitler, unless we actually change the system that brings them into power.  I'm no expert on politics, but I know a thing or two about systems, and this is the kind of system I'd like to see.

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