Perhaps we should draw some obvious conclusions from the fact that so many citizens are so very easy to dupe. Perhaps the idea of “one person, one vote” regardless of how ignorant or foolish the person may be is, in fact, a terrible idea in a complex inter-connected world far beyond the grasp of the average person. But so long as we fetishize representative democracy it’s apparent that the spoils go to those most willing and able to gull the simple-minded, who will never, ever, realize they’re being taken for a very dangerous ride.

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