Democracy – a poem.

Democracy – a poem.


Democracy –

Putting the future in the hands of the uninformed.


Making no distinction between intelligence and insanity.

Democracy –

Waged with emotion and ideology but little sense.

Democracy –

Basede on lies, fake news and disinformation.

Democracy –

Needs redefining and rethinking.

Democracy –

Is there nothing better?


Opher 20.11.2018



The Brexit referendum has clearly demonstrated that democracy is severely flawed.

Putting important, country-shattering decisions in the hands of the electorate is folly. Complex decisions require cool intelligence and information. They can only be made by fully-informed experts. To allow any Tom, Dick and Harry to make such decisions is madness.

The fully ramifications of Brexit are still not clear after two years of endless debate. The complexities and economic uncertainties are enormous. The costs of extrication are immense. The future is uncertain.

How can we ordinary people weigh up such convoluted intricacies?

The truth is that we can’t. Even the experts are foundering.

Democracy needs a big rethink.

2 thoughts on “Democracy – a poem.

  1. While I agree with your assessment of the problem, I disagree with your solution. Having expects make decisions leads to autocracy. And you seem to be wavering yourself. On the one hand you say, “. . .important, country-shattering decisions. . .can only be made by fully-informed experts. ” But then you also say, ” Even the experts are foundering.” I don’t claim to have the answer either.

    1. Yes Idoliov – I think you have picked up on my uncertainty. I too am very leery of autocracy but I can certainly see the flaws in democracy. Perhaps it is in its representative form that it works best?
      Plenty of food for thought.

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