On Adversarial V.S. Collaborative Representation and Governance

One simple change to the way in which we’re governed, with one simple exception:

All new legislation and changes in legislation require an 80% majority vote of parliament to pass, excepting when:

  1. Said legislation or change in legislation grants rights/freedoms previously denied to any specific segment of the population, then only 50.1% majority is required.

I’d go for 100% consensus, but in any body greater than 1, that’s impossible.

Rather than one party spending their first 1-2 years in power working to undo the previous party’s changes because of ideological differences of opinion, they’d actually have to work together for any work to get done. This should be the natural evolution of democracy.

The Link Between Libertarian Ideology and Fascism

Libertarian Bafflegab:

  • “Personal Responsibility”: a.k.a. “I don’t give a shit what happens to you, as long as I’m ok.”, and, “Don’t tell me what to do.”
  • “Agency”: see “Personal Responsibility”
  • “Government Over-Reach”: see “Personal Responsibility”

The twin pillars of Libertarian Ideology are “I don’t give a shit what happens to you, as long as I’m ok.” and “Don’t tell me what to do.” Those boil down to Social Darwinism and Political Anarchy. Social Darwinism is one of the pillars of Fascism. Now Fascism and Political Anarchy are not compatible, but when the two conflict Fascism will always dominate because it is the ideology of the social collective, while Political Anarchy is unworkable on any level beyond the individual.

At the state level Fascism is practically workable, while Political Anarchy simply isn’t, especially when you are dealing with the sheer number of humans living on our planet in the 21st Century.

The line from Libertarian Ideology to Fascism is, unfortunately, a direct one. A line that Libertarians vehemently deny exists, but which, unfortunately, we are seeing being drawn in democracies all over the planet in the 21st Century.