Now that I am in the age where discipline is important, I thought it would be cute to ask the question “what is the best political regime to raise kids with?”
So I decided to do some extensive research on the subject. I got on my computer, checked my Facebook page, watched a video of a lion nursing a baby cow, and then looked things up in Wikipedia. Boy, it is a lot of work to get information these days!
So reading through different types of government made me realize why the world sucks. These are all really bad ideas! A dictatorship/monarchy, which emboldens one-person ultimate power, is like putting all your eggs in one basket, pooping on top of the eggs, and then throwing that basket into the wind. Democracy and Communism both sound kind of sweet and flowery, but I am pretty sure neither of these are in practice in any true sense. What is really happening in the world is more of an Oligarchy or Aristocracy; letting the rich people rule, which is a seriously dumb idea considering they are all inbred. I still don’t get what Socialism is, and Totalitarianism does sound an awful lot like parenting.
A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual:
A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in a single individual (the monarch).
Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (direct or indirect) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law.
Communism (from Latin communis – common, universal) is a revolutionary socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order.
Oligarchy (from Greek ὀλιγαρχία (oligarkhía); from ὀλίγος (olígos), meaning “a few”, and ἄρχω (archo), meaning “to rule or to command”)[is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people could be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who pass their influence from one generation to the next.
Aristocracy (Greek ἀριστοκρατία aristokratía, from ἄριστος aristos “excellent,” and κράτος kratos “power”), is a form of government in which a few elite citizens rule.
Socialism /ˈsoʊʃəlɪzəm/ is an economic system characterized by social ownership and cooperative management of the means of production, and a political philosophy advocating such a system. “Social ownership” may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, direct public ownership or autonomous state enterprises. There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them. They differ in the type of social ownership they advocate, the degree to which they rely on markets versus planning, how management is to be organized within economic enterprises, and the role of the state in constructing socialism.
Totalitarianism (or totalitarian rule) is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. Totalitarian regimes stay in political power through an all-encompassing propaganda campaign, which is disseminated through the state-controlled mass media, a single party that is often marked by political repression, personality cultism, control over the economy, regulation and restriction of speech, mass surveillance, and widespread use of terror. It is not synonymous to dictatorship, as authoritarian regimes also inhibit dictatorial features, but fail or repudiate utilizing these into an all-controlling, all-politicized society. Similarly, non-dictatorial governments and societies are sometimes denounced as having totalitarian features, including democratic socialism, capitalism and liberal democracy.
“Fuck that… I am out of here!”