One thing I often hear people say is – I’m
not interested in politics. Do you think people should be treated equally? Do you
think innocent people should be killed in unnecessary wars? Is it okay for your
neighbor to have an assault rifle? Is it okay for your neighbor to create a
weapon of mass destruction with a 3d printer one day in the future? Is it
okay for the government to create a digital footprint of your day-to-day
life and use it against you? Of course, there are people that genuinely don’t
care about any of these things. I don’t stand for anything. I don’t want to
have a say in anything. I’m just a passive loser. I’m happy to be a slave to
whatever you all decide because I’m not interested in politics. If you’re still
watching I’m assuming you’re not one of those people. There’s a lot of big
problems but there’s also a lot of smaller problems in local communities.
The good news is that most of these problems have a solution. The bad news is that the solution is not being implemented. Why? Well in most cases there’s a politician standing in the way.
And they can get away with this because the existing democratic system allows it. We need a new democratic system that genuinely gives the power to the people.
Most democracies involve electing a politician or a political party that
will make decisions on behalf of millions of people. That’s what’s known
as a representative democracy. You don’t make the decisions. Politicians make them for you. Sometimes you will agree with them.
Sometimes you won’t. And that’s the problem. Most politicians prioritize
their work as follows. Their re election comes first. Their personal agenda comes second and what’s good for the people comes third. We’ve reached a point in the
evolution of technology, democracy and humanity where we can solve this problem by creating a better democratic system that actually puts the power in the
hands of the people. We can take the power away from the politicians by
taking away their ability to vote on our behalf and voting for everything
directly ourselves. This is known as a direct democracy. It results in what I
call infinite fragmentation. If 1 million people have to vote on five different
issues, how many voting combinations are possible? In a
representative democracy only one entity, the government, will vote yes or no on
each of the five issues – for a total of ten combinations. In a direct democracy,
instead of having 10 voting combinations for one entity, there will be 10 voting
combinations for 1 million citizens. That’s a grand total of 10 million
voting combinations. Now that results in much better political efficiency – which
I’ve decided to define as: The extent to which a political system can implement
the will of the people. Direct democracy is almost 100 percent efficient
whereas a representative democracy is well… just… shit. Now I can tell that you,
you highly intelligent specimen of humanity, have identified some problems
with my plan. Relax. I’m going to address them one by one.
You see, my plan is not just to advocate for the use of direct democracy and some
technology. That’s just useless theory propagated by delusional idealists. I
like to think of my plan as a pragmatic framework… that will inevitably be implemented. Will I have to go to voting booth everyday? Now it’s obviously not
practical to make people make a daily trip to a voting booth to vote on the
issue of the day, so voting will have to be done online.
What about voting security and privacy? If we use blockchain technology we
will be able to do two things. One. We can make voting completely confidential.
And two. We’ll end up with a transparent ledger of votes that anybody can audit.
There’s no way for regular citizens to review voting results in a traditional
democracy. Understanding the issues. It’s impossible for you, the average voter, to
be an expert on everything. In most cases you won’t have the time or the
inclination to learn everything you need to learn to make an informed decision
about every issue. We can solve this problem by asking multiple experts to
provide multiple opinions about every issue. Wouldn’t it be nice to get
opinions from experts as opposed to biased politicians and biased political
commentators. Will we have to vote every day? Now you might say, well, I might read an expert’s opinion if it’s about something that I’m interested in but I’m
not going to read an expert’s opinion about a new issue day you. You don’t have to read anything. You can convey your vote to an
expert that you trust. So you can vote on everything directly, if you like, or
you can do nothing at all and convey all of your votes to experts,
or any combination of both. In most cases I suspect people will vote directly on
the things that they feel strongly about and they’ll convey their votes on things
that they don’t feel strongly about or they don’t understand. The wisdom of
crowds. In any democracy the majority rule. But the wisdom of crowds can be
questionable in the sense that they may not know what’s best for them. So is it
better for a politician to make a decision and get it wrong? Or is it
better for the people to make a decision and get it wrong? Well, with great power
comes great responsibility and practice makes perfect so power to the people.
We’re going to need an online platform that will make like this work. Yep. I’m
taking care of that. Follow me on YouTube or whatever social platform you like and
I’ll show it to you soon. The final problem, and arguably the biggest, is
changing the political system in order to allow direct voting. In most countries
this will require a change in the Constitution and politicians will have
to agree to it. In most countries that will take a really long time or
it will simply never happen. Now, I don’t have any interest in proposing theories
and frameworks and just hoping that politicians will implement them one day.
We need to take control of the situation ourselves and cut politicians out of the
loop. And the best way to do this is to have a party a political party that can
win an election and then govern by allowing its constituents to vote on
everything directly. In this case, the elected officials won’t have in power.
They will simply facilitate the will of the people. So what will this party be
called? I’m calling it the Wolf Party. Why the wolf party? The interesting thing
about wolves is that they’re an apex predator in parts of the world where
there are also bears. But if a bear and wolf get into a fight the bear always
wins. So why are wolves the apex predator? What happens if it’s one bear
against two wolves? Well the bear will still win but what if it’s three four or
five wolves? This is when the Wolves win. And it’s because wolves have a
sophisticated social structure that allows them to work as a team. The bear,
on the other hand, has more power but it’s too stupid to work with its fellow
bears. So why is it called the wolf party? If any one of us take on a powerful
politician we will lose. But if we work together we can take down any bear
anytime. The biggest issues are global issues and that’s why the wolf party
should be global. But these issues can only be addressed by policies that have
been set up in each country. So how will this work? Local citizens will set up the
wolf party in their own country. If and when they get elected, their constituents
will simply tell them how to vote on every issue. So what about me? Am I going to run for office? No…. I’m just a man with an idea.