Re: has democracy done more harm than good
the intelligent never gave up power, they just manipulate the stupid into electing them
one dude would be just as prone to fucking things up via corruption and inefficiency as the collective polity
democracy is the best we got so far, the reason it sucks is because humans evolved to operate in family and tribal scale communities, but now we number in the billions and human life doesn't have much value- the idea of "the people" is an abstract concept to politicians, most are too far removed to connect to the concrete reality of their decisions on the day-to-day lives of "citizens"
we get the government we deserve