First of all, if you think that your vote has meant much, if anything, if in the past fifty years, you've got your head up your arse. Has your vote ever got you something, anything, you wanted? Has it ever progressed technology? Has it ever improved things for the worker? Has it ever got anything meaningful done at all?
The answer is that it's pretty much all smoke and mirrors, and always has been, from the time Democracy was invented some 2400 years ago to the present.
If you want an actual, honest look at Democracy, you have to look at particular reforms that likewise have been talked about since the beginning, but never implemented. The closest they ever came was in Canada, during Stanfield's tenure, when such things were toyed with but never implemented.
At the top of the list is politicians having a legal obligation to tell the truth to the public and to serve the public, or else face jail time. The thing most needed is the very thing the rat-faced weasels run the hell away from.
"You didn't elect me to serve; you elected me to rule." Those were the oft' quoted words of some famous turd.
Secondly, while we need a bureaucracy to run things, we don't need those people to be elected. Moreover, throwing out a whole entire bureaucracy every four or five years is the stupidest thing imaginable. That's about the time it takes to get people well-broken in. On top of that, there is nothing so incredibly stupid as having a bureaucracy with a political agenda. Who in their right fracking mind thought that was a good idea?
The only thing that needs changing every few years is a board of directors and those that oversee their doings. That much is needed to keep everyone honest.
But as for the politics . . . the time is long past to get the politics out of government bureaucracies. If someone has an agenda, they have no business being in politics. People with an agenda make the worst public servants, because the act of having an agenda is at cross-purposes with running an impartial bureaucracy.
Edited by gsmonks, 26 February 2017 - 07:35 PM.