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February 19, 2020

Is This Real Life? Washington Post Argues in Headline, "It's Time to Give the Elites a Bigger Say in Choosing the President"

As a friend notes: They're not even hiding it any longer.

elitesmustrule

Now she is advertising it on social media with the not-nearly-as-incendiary thesis that we have to install "preference primaries."

But the original article still contains this headline:


Itís time to give the elites a bigger say in choosing the president

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

by Julia Anzari

Julia Azari is an associate professor and assistant chair in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. This is the third op-ed in a series about how to improve the presidential nominating process.

Her idea seems to be that the current primary system, in which citizens actually vote, fails to always produce candidates acceptable to the elites. So she proposes a system where in citizens actually elect "delegates" -- drawn from the elite, of course -- who are merely "informed" by voter's choice, but who are the ones who ultimately decide on a candidate.

We've seen this tactic again and again -- the elite attempts to insulate itself from actual democracy by instilling layers and layers of governments and representatives and bureaucracies, trying to put as many protective barriers and possible between the people's will and their own private selfish choices.

The EU is exactly this on a continental scale.

Once again, Berthold Brecht's "Solution" comes to mind.

Die Losung (The Solution)

After the uprising of the 17th of June
The Secretary of the Writers' Union
Had leaflets distributed on the Stalinallee
Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could only win it back
By increased work quotas. Would it not in that case be simpler
for the government
To dissolve the people
And elect another?


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