Democracy

In these crazy times, people have some seriously messed up ideas about democracy.

Here are some things that are not democracy:

If democracy means anything at all, then it requires informed choice.

Informed choice requires two things: being given an actual meaningful choice, and being given the relevant facts.

When any form of lying, obfuscation or outright fraud is involved in the win, then the winner (and their supporters) do not get to claim the moral high ground.

When any form of incompetent framing is involved, the winner (and their supporters) do not get to claim some sort of finality.


  1. see US presidential election 2 3

  2. see UK general election 2 3

  3. see UK referendum on proportional representation 2 3

  4. see UK referendum on Brexit 2 3 4

  5. see Scottish referendum on independence 2 3