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Government of the people is what we were taught in primary school. But the issue us entangled there, because the people can not govern: nor all can send at the same time, nor is it possible that all agree when each decision. Government, then, most, i.e., half plus one of the votes. This is closer to the point, but still has a big problem: the Government are thousands of daily decisions, and there is no way to organize votes on each one of them. Output is to choose by most people who make these decisions: the representative demoracia, or where to send officials elected by the people. This is democracy in the real world, but with that single not settled the problem: If the official is already in power, who guarantees us that not he abused to the detriment of the people? The guarantee is called dispersion of power, and allows us to distinguish between true democracies and democracies of lies. True democracy is a delicate system and complex distribution of power, checks and controls within the Government.

It is what some call liberal democracy, that exists and works in United States or Western Europe, democracy to dry. Democracies of lies are the governments elected by the people where power is concentrated with the support of the people. These democracies have put them curious last names, like saying popular democracy in Cuba, organic democracy from Franco, the neodemocracia of Trujillo and the Bolivarian democracy of Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Rafael Correa and Daniel Ortega. After a long period of study and analysis, I think I finally have it clear: democracy is dispersal of power. Democracy is a great invention, because it is based on the lesson learned with pain and the history of the species: concentrated power just bad. Don’t care about the illusions of the moment or the arguments which justify it: concentrated power just bad.

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Bill

September 3rd


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