Friday, September 17, 2010

Belief: A dictatorship should be the preferred form of government.

I'll be out of town this weekend, so I won't be able to make my rounds. But as soon as I get time on Monday or Tuesday, I'll catch up with everyone. Don't forget to do your duties, and I'll be sure to give it back.

Before any responses are given, figure this quote into that statement:

"If angels rules men, any form of government would work. If men ruled angels, governments wouldn't be needed at all."

Now I'll continue.

There was once a time when the words "tyrant" and "dictator" didn't have the negative connotations they currently do. Why that changed was clearly not for the better. Probably due to the same people who're ruining our current and most espoused form(s) of government.

A dictator, I believe (See? Not my opinion, my belief), would be the best, because it removes the possibility of a group of people fucking things up for everyone. Going with the whole "angels ruling man" theory, humanity, as a whole, is of course fucking retarded. I have to very much doubt we'll ever achieve any kind of actual peace on our own. That's where the dictator comes in. His role would be to force peace, through whatever means possible.

My hope is that it'd be done by death and fear, two of the most effective deterrents. Rebels and their "factions" would be dealt with swiftly, harshly, and publicly. I mean televised executions of entire families because one of them dissented. Eventually people will get the point, and start stopping uprisings before they get any ground. I remember reading something similar once, regarding monkeys. Whether or not it actually happened, I couldn't say, but the analogy is still damn good.

So the theory was, you put some monkeys in a cage - 5 or 6, I think it was. In this cage, you put a set of stairs. At the top of these stairs, you put some delicious bananas or some fried chicken. The trick, though, is to electrify the stairs. So when the first monkey tries to climb up, he gets zapped, and runs away. The next monkey goes to try it, and he gets zapped, too. I don't remember how many monkeys it took for it to start happening, but eventually, the monkeys who'd learned that stairs = pain began to savagely beat the monkeys that went for the stairs. Once every monkey was aware of this, you began replacing them, one by one. The newly introduced monkey would of course go for the stairs, and all the rest would pummel it. Eventually, you would have all new monkeys, but they would continue to beat any that tried to climb the stairs. Why? Because as far as they knew, that's how it's always been.

There's a movie that will even kinda help my theory here. THX-1138. Or, probably better, the modern adaptation, Equilibrium. Equilibrium is the better example, I think. Peace is had through a controlled drug that everyone has to take. The world has peace and order. But people stop taking the drug, and what happens? Death, chaos, mayhem. They ruined a utopian society for the sake of something like creativity. Creativity is a tiny loss compared to 0 war. Would you rather have a good book to read, or the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won't have to fear being destroyed as collateral damage in a war? That means all their energy and resources can be put toward other things, like ending diseases, ending famine, space exploration, better understanding our own goddamn planet, etc etc etc.


  1. I have this to say on this subject.

    If your ideal world existed, you would not be able to write this blog. Simple as that. The person who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.

    I will take any risk, over the loss of my freedom to TAKE those risks.

  2. I sometimes tought about that too, but then, history has teached us otherwise...

  3. A dictatorship can and has worked in the past. However, there are few good men in the political system these days, therefore it's rare that a good man becomes the leader. Hence why we have assholes like Kim Jong Il in power.

  4. Meh, people are too power-crazed to keep a dictatorship going for an extended period

  5. A dictatorship, if it's well managed, will surely be great for humanity, but the thing is, it never works.

    You should watch Aeon Flux sometimes, it's similar to the movies you listed