Sick of the corruption in our representative democracies? You are not alone.
And Elon Musk is right. The outcome has been proven in Switzerland which has had no wars since it adopted direct democracy in 1848. And did we mention that its average salary is nearly three times that of the UK, yet its national debt is almost half that of the nation with the Mother of all Parliaments? Not something our political parties seem too interested in emulating or informing the electorate about. Wonder why?
Believe it or not, the system we suffer under is actually working as designed. It is meant to benefit the plutocratic elite and subject the rest of us to pay for their plots and whims. Whoever decides the rules of the games will ensure that “to the victor go the spoils”, and as the system is designed to put a small party clique in charge of our law-making, it is their desires that take precedence over the electorates.
And how do you get their attention? Money helps, hence why Lordships have been hocked for centuries, and party donors and lobbyists get special “access”. Their ability to whisper into the ears of our “representatives” is a commonplace that needs no further comment.
We all know the system is corrupt, but how to change it? How to stop the rot and get the ship of state moving in the direction that we the people wish to see it heading? The answer is simple, we must control our representatives more closely and direct them more actively. We need a more direct form of democracy to replace our representative system – as the smart Swiss decided to do nearly two centuries ago.
As Elon said, direct democracy makes for a less corrupt system, as the representatives do not hold the strings of power, the people do. Our proposal is an improvement on the current system, an evolution of the Swiss system, a semi-direct democracy. Instead of our representatives seeing themselves as some kind of independent agent once voted in, they will have to maintain continual support from their local electors if they wish to keep their job.
MPs and other politicians state that they need independence, but why do parties have whips? Because the party line has to be maintained, and the supposed independence of the politicians is really a cover for not having to listen to the voters. It is time to call time on this “independence” of the party serfs, and make them do our bidding, not the party whips. It is time we took control, folks, and we can with direct democracy.
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