In the wake of a deepening financial crisis, the people of Greece are experiencing regret at having invented and practiced democracy since around 500 BC.
The management of Greece’s economy has been in the hands of the people, through democratically elected officials, for thousands of years. Over the fullness of time it has become abundantly clear that there is a problem with that approach because, according to political scientist Con Papadopoulos, “We don’t know what the hell we’re doing!”
Papadopoulos told The (un)Australian “A wise man once said, ‘A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.’ I think that was Kay from Men In Black.
“In Greece we are seeing the inevitable end result of Democracy, the lowest common denominator becomes so low that it’s not even a number anymore, it’s just a donkey.”
Criticism of Democracy is often refuted with the quote by Winston Churchill that “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”
When presented with that argument Papadopoulos told The (un)Australian, “Yeah they used to say that about Despotism.”
“It’s not just us,” he said, “Democracy means that Americans can’t get rid of guns, Scotland can’t get rid of England and Australia can’t get seem to get rid of Cory Bernadi.
“Even when it works it takes too long, Rose should have been kicked off MasterChef weeks ago but she’s only just gone now.”
Papadopoulos is calling for the people of Greece to start coming up with new ideas for forms of Government, “Maybe we could distribute power based on a drinking contest. Well it was working for a while in Australia.”