Yeah, democracy is a problem, alright.
But that problem goes much, much deeper than your comment suggests.
Democracy is a problem because modern humans have not, in fact, evolved sufficiently to make decisions that Truly serve all our relations, for the next seven generations.
Most modern humans are not even sincerely intereted in attempting to grow into the reality of our radical freedom—and radical responsibility.
Most modern humans don’t, in fact, really care enough to engage in such seemingly strenuous evolutionary effort.
Most modern humans prefer to act as if we are victims of circumstance, perennially trapped in some complex and seemingly sadistic game of chicken with Life and death!
How do I know this is so? By the BEHAVIOR of most modern humans.
Do we see modern humans devoting themselves to exploration of longstanding and yet immediately critical questions about our Nature, the Nature of this Life and of death?
No. Most modern humans choose to spend all their time and attention worshipping God Mind and God Money, as if these twinned false deities will surely save us from having to confront anything so immense and frightening while we enjoy our all-expenses-paid-by-others vacation on planet Earth!
We modern humans pride ourselves on being “smarter” than all the other animals, yet continuously choose to remain subject to the same basic drives as they: to secure to ourselves and whoever we consider to be “ours” whatever is needed for our immediate comfort, convenience, and physical survival.
We worship our own minds, yet have chosen NOT to use those prodigious minds to evolve the general capacity to sense into what our countless daily “I had to do this to survive!” choices mean for the rest of our relations. We have chosen NOT to use those magnificent minds to concentrate on directly perceiving how our choices may play out over significant periods of time, and to choose in a way that does not destroy the future of all beings here.
We have not yet evolved the capacity to evaluate and master our tool-making capacity.
For the most part, the attitude of modern humans toward technology remains that of slaves before their master: “Technology has a will of its own! We can’t control our relations with technology! If we humans can invent and deploy a technology, we surely shall! What else could we possibly do?”
Under these evolutionary conditions, “ democracy” can only lead to a race to the lowest common denominator.
Countless wise folk of diverse lineages have pointed to this inevitable feature of “democracy” when practiced by humans who refuse to recognize themselves…but modern folks have not listened. Preferring to believe that knowledge and wisdom are the same thing, modern people have blithely disregarded the sober counsel of the wise.
Modern people have instead behaved like adolescents on a bender: we want what we want, we want it now, and we won’t listen to anyone who says it might be better for us not to have it when and how we want it!
Modern people have almost universally refused to listen to the wise, still, small voice within us all that tells us that this behavior is dangerous, even suicidal…
Yeah, there’s a problem with democracy!
And we will never solve that problem while we can’t even acknowledge that it exists, or look into its True Nature.
So: as 2018 draws to a close, it looks to me like most “progressives” will go on partying at the apocalypse, sure that bright new young “leaders” like AOC will save us from the consequences of our individual and species’-wide actions.
Thanks for the invite, y’all! Thanks, but I won’t be joining you for your “New Year’s” party. Because it doesn’t look new to me at all. And it isn’t really fun.
That party looks to me like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, rather than picking up our capacity to create a totally different kind of vehicle.