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 No.13468

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>Absolute monarchys and benevolent dictatorships are the best ways for a country to function

This is what I unironically believe and I won't elaborate

 No.13469


 No.13470

Monarchies only work if subject to strict personal ethical standards. So if the King is constantly having illict sex with his secretaries in the nearest closet, say, then he should be forced to adbicate due to his flagrant adultery. Other strict enforcement of moral rules to keep the ruler enlightened.

 No.13471

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>>13468

It's clear MLP: FiM has affected your thinking. Unfortunately, it only works if the population is small and cohesive, even if the leader is benevolent - because as populations get larger and people live longer, their individual needs become more diverse. These cannot all possibly be addressed by even a benevolent ruler, I think, simply because they would lack the necessary knowledge. The knowledge problem will always be an issue, regardless of how much knowledge (or data) the ruler has. (See Marcus Aurelius and his limited ability to change things, despite trying to be a good ruler.)

So, democracy replaced absolute monarchy because of increased morality through Christianity, as well as increased knowledge for each individual. The collective insight resulted in a better government.

 No.13472

>>13468
I don't necessarily disagree. Though the issue is by large, at least with dictators, they only last the one generation.

Monarchies more generally can do a bit better. The big strength of them is that family honor is tied in. You can get some rotten souls, of course, which is a trouble. But honestly, I will agree, it's probably better than most democracies.

 No.13473

>>13471
I would posit that this is why the Great Houses of Battletech work.
The size and scale of the universe makes communication in both a timely and reasonably coherent manner impossible, when it comes to larger states.
So, nobility, simply vying for their territories' interests, came about in place of typical fares as democratic elections.

The Cameron dynasty is relied on for maintaining the Star League as a whole, and did so successfully for quite a significant chunk of time. Their role in large part was to balance the other houses, maintaining the League against the special interests, ideology, and ethnic conflict of each of these territories. Conversely, for each of them, they represented their people. And within their territories, they had planetary families, oft with ties to the Great Houses themselves, vying for the interests of their people.

Is the system perfect? No. Of course not.
No system is, however.
 But it does maintain a semblance of stability, for a reason.
Mind, I'm a Taurian. Fuck the innies, Kerensky was a war criminal.

 No.13474

>>13471
> So, democracy replaced absolute monarchy because of increased morality through Christianity, as well as increased knowledge for each individual
To be honest, the greatest death blow to monarchies also decided to lob off the heads of Church leaders.

>  because as populations get larger and people live longer, their individual needs become more diverse.
This is the challenge for current politics.
You can please some people some of the time, you can't please all people all of the time.
A "benevolent" dictator will still have to make choices and will have to make choices that will hurt a lot of people with none of the negative consequences.
Good for some parts of society, but that really sucks when you are the one to be executed for the common good.

 No.13479

Sic Semper Tyrannis.

The right to violate the rights of the people belongs to the people. An absolute monarchy, vanguard party, a benevolent dictatorship is mass negligence. Suddenly the failures of the people can be pushed onto one person, or even a small group.


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