El CidNo, dictatorships can work fine and the rest. You yourself came up with the reason why: a populace that's content. That's all that matters.
I think you're trying to be a little too-cool-for-school with this “there is no good government” business, and I'm sure you get what I'm saying. Any government model that's been truly well thought out is likely to have at least most of the qualities I mentioned. However things like anarchy or dictatorship, which you also endorsed, will not, and are poorly thought-out systems.
El CidUgh… we can't have a proper argument here since you're talking
And I'm sorry that you consider term limits a bad thing, but they are a necessary check on political power. There are some disadvantages and inefficiencies built into such a system, but overall they outweigh the disadvantages of having lifelong appointees.
about a realistic situation using it to argue against my fantasy one. Fantasy wins every time in that case because I can just invent some other magical way to solve any objection. There's no sophistry here BTW, I've said my alternative was fantasy from the start.
-ie.e if you go through it you'll see that my deathless leaders never go crazy, always care about what they're doing, are always up to date and adaptable etc, basically perfect forever, because it is a fantasy solution.
El CidI said my deathless leader guys would be around to constantly redefine their own constitution in accordance with the needs of the day. You chose to interpret that as “sweeping decrees”, I've come back and said “no”, it's the same sort of redefinition process that happens every day in any government, just a little more elemental so to speak :)
don't see what you were getting at at all with that second sentence; if the amendment process you're describing happens as a function of the legislature, then it is exactly what I've been advocating.
And yes, it does happen in accordance with the legislator: one that consists of deathless perfect man gods! ^___^
El CidAnd you have good opinions, yes… But I think they're incompatible with a fantasy system. We are wrong to ague this at all.
in my opinion.
imshardUm, I sort of introduced the idea in my first post in this thread as: “…Queue an idiotic fantasy from 300 years in the past…”
Key words: Crazy, and fantasy.
So you admit that your view is unrealistic and impossible to implement?
You may have missed that?
And the idea of deathless people who are uncorruptable with no other goals, desires, or allegiances, who will never grow old or crazy and will always have 100% interest in governing and doing the best possible job doesn't sound at all unrealistic to you? O_o
Believe me, that system has NEVER been tried in the history of human existence and probably never will, unless people become computerised or something. But then that's SciFi.