Friday, December 05, 2008


Emocracy - The illusion of democracy, where the source of general opinion is not a common set of values, but certain emotions that force a strong feeling about towards an election, a military retaliation, or sports event. e.g., In the Netherlands, a typical emocracy was evident in the huge election victory of an unknown party. The charismatic party leader had been assassinated two weeks before the election.


True, indeed. People vote with emotions, self-identification and fear, but not critical thinking, logical analysis and contextual awareness. Emotions means they pick whoever panders to them and appears to be the nicest; self-identification means they pick a political outlook like a sports team and cheer for it; fear means they vote against things more than they vote for them. Reality is far away. That's the unpopular truth.


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