The concept of updating democracy occurred to me recently.
Our present form of democracy, the four-year mandate
- a president-for-4-years - was established at the end of
the 18th century.
At the end of the 18th century, it took 4 weeks to cross
the Atlantic ocean.
The same trip, today, takes 4 hours. Things speeded up, a
But democracy - politics - remain stuck in the 18th century.
Had the founding fathers forseen the acceleration of life,
they would have, surely, provided a periodic update amendment.
But the illusion of permanence - which is vital to our physical
survival - had prevented them from doing so.
To bring politics truly in line with communicatons and all the
other sciences - according to the above ratio of acceleration -
ELECTIONS SHOULD BE HELD 40X PER YEAR.
Every 9th day.
This, of course, is an optimal figure which wont be reached till
the system becomes totally automatic.
For the time being, I propose a 40-week (9-month) mandate, with no
The government stands or falls by it's deeds.
You'd be amazed at the tremendous amount of positive,
relevancelevating legislation, that an eager-to-please government
is able to implement, within nine months.
Nine months - as we know - is long enough to achieve something meaningful,
but it's short enough to vote you out before you do too much harm.
The voters wont forget lies &/or mistakes, while it's still fresh on
Whereas, in 4 years, even murder & genocide lapses, these days.
A president-for-9-months - at the beginning of the 21st century -
should return to the people, approximately, the same degree of
control over their government that the 4-year mandate represented at
the end of the 18th century.*
Accelerating democracy, essentially, ressurrects the government
OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people, instead of the
- presently prevailing - government(s) OF the money-elite, BY clowns,
dummies & thugs, FOR exploitative, alien interests.
* The president may be re-nominated, not twice, but - not neccessarily
consecutively - eleven (11) times.