What Do You Like About Not Living in a Democracy?Posted: April 1, 2018 | |
, I worked for Soviet propaganda
There are several great things about living in a non-democratic society. Here’s my top-ten list.
- You’re not responsible for what happens to your country. Your kids won’t be asking you, “How did you guys allow these morons to ruin our health care/ education /defence?” Your conscience is pristine.
- You spare lot of time and effort consumed by civil activity and the fight for your interests. Why did China become so strong and wealthy in so short time? Because they were busy making money, not rallying in the streets, or shouting slogans at each other.
- If the regime gets repressive, you can make a few good career moves snitching on your colleagues and neighbors, doing little else.
- Noisy minorities, bums and panhandlers disappear from the streets, which visibly enhances the urban environment.
- Police violence and corruption disappear for good. Effective order maintenance takes its place.
- There is much more stability in the corridors of power. It makes relationship-building much more predictable, if you know who you want to make friends with, and how to do it.
- The yoke of political correctness is gone. Your rulers, your boss, and the police are the only ones who you might offend, and you always know what they do like to hear, and what not.
- The media news stream radically improves. You stop seeing depressing news about crime, depravity, incompetence and corruption in the government, deterioration of infrastructure and social services. All this moves to other countries. There will be much, much more of good news, and happy faces.
- Your supreme ruler will be the most strong-willed, wise and benevolent of all, a stark contrast to the morons who rule other countries. Nothing can compare to the sense of direction and certainty this will impart you and everyone around.
- The history of your country will radically improve. People will discover new bright examples of your past greatness, and find good explanation for things that enemies of your nation tried to harass you for.