Aristokrasy

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2019-02-27 18:51

The defendment is the overarching legal institution which is established by the members of a given society to be the primary protector of their individual rights, i.e. to be the most powerful and authoritative defender of their persons and property. But how can the people of that society -- the mostly low, disgusting, foolish, mean, vile, vulgar, ignorant, slimy masses -- choose their protectors much more wisely than they have historically? How can the citizenry become far better voters?

A given nation-state might consider something like this: Restrict the lead defenders -- i.e. the administrators, legislators, and judges -- to: 1) those with an I.Q. of 125 or above; 2) those with an education level of a master’s degree or above; 3) those between 40 and 60 years old, so as to be not too inexperienced in life, nor too senile, nor too corrupted by power; 4) those with a high virtue, strong character, and noble soul as demonstrated by the public testament of 5 others of high quality. The society might also limit lawyers to only 20% of the legislators and administrators, with a minimum 10% each of businessmen, laborers, teachers, military/police, scientists, artists, and none of the above. This last restriction might make the law-makers and law-enforcers more representative of, and responsive to, the broad population.

The voters themselves should probably have to meet many of the above requirements or something similar. The highest ranking protectors of all, those with the greatest legal authority, should possibly have to meet even higher standards, such as an I.Q. of 135, a net worth of $3 million, a Ph.D. from an elite college, etc. They might also be chosen by an elite body of special electors, and not the standard voters.

All of this focus on high human quality would generate a republican or representative defendment of very indirect democracy which would probably be quite different from today's quasi-mob rule. This method of choosing individual rights protectors -- not political governors, rulers, or leaders -- might be far superior to the current Western system of mostly unlimited democracy or semi-kakocrasy, i.e. rule by the worst.