MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 2
Article views: 175
Latest Badges:

View all Antipollution's badges.

Appointing governance by a quotient system

04 February 2013, 10:00

Our pillars of society

Democratic governance systems have failed to deliver decent circumstances for all, everywhere around the world and although the powers that be do their best to promote their prevailing systems as “great” and “fair” it can hardly be argued that any minority group or person has any right to existence anywhere. That is, beside the superficial nonsense as written in constitutions and other statutes used to display apparent fairness and equality. Sure, some minority groupings [or supposedly powerless groups] have achieved some recognition [gays, females, animal rights, environmentalists, indigenous peoples etc.] but on the bottom line the discrimination perpetrated by majorities in any demographic arrangement is, quite frankly, horrific. In our modern world this discrimination is almost always exclusively fueled by power [money, lies] and greed [money, lies power] and sex [money ,lies,  greed, power] and drugs [sex, money, power, greed, weakness] and mammon religion [money, power, drugs, sex, lies, greed and stupidity]. Needless to say that these pillars of our society are hardly anything to neither teach your children by, nor expose them to, or even considering as circumstances suitable to have more humans pushed into this world.

In the distant past

In times long gone by, people considered individuals with high IQ’s as important contributors to social governance.  Other individuals like “soldiers” or “leaders” were respected for their bravery or cunning or their humanitarian virtues and they have always played some role in society with regards social opinion and policy. All these individuals might not have had the highest IQs but they had some discernable quotient that made them able to achieve things considered greater than average. These abilities turned people into leaders and earned them respect.

Modern quotients

Other quotient systems have emerged like EQ [Emotional intelligence], Sporting intelligence[SQ-s] and Spiritual intelligence [SQ] which are all very noble concepts although defining them with a test standard is rather more difficult these days. One of the biggest attributes of an emotionally intelligent person is the ability to lie with a straight face in order to best serve self, and we all know how we achieve greatness in sport nowadays, right Lance? Also in modern times, qualifications do not mean an automated accepted IQ outcome. Standards of education have slipped worldwide and to such an extent in South Africa that we are almost stone dead last in mathematics and science in the world. [38th out of 42 countries according to the WEF].  That says a lot about our apparently brilliant doctors, engineers or heaven forbid, scientists [Sic].  As I am about to propose a system using quotients to weight voting power please don’t get me wrong, I’m not putting these quotient determinations down, I’m commenting on the applied test standard for them.

Beetroot and garlic toting morons

Personally, I would much rather that highly intelligent humans take decisions about the future of me and also any generations to come rather than beetroot and garlic toting morons that have not achieved anything in their lives, besides being racists. Leading an army into battle in a declared war and being willing to die for freedom from oppression is something, but planting bombs that kill indiscriminately and committing genocide is frowned upon by all in the international community that feel bad about doing the exact same thing [with the exception of South Africa where the international community sympathizes with, and even justifies such action].

 Low Quotient morons from the past and present have tried to keep control of this country’s riches out of greed and power driven motives for too long and claims that democracies are “great” smack of propaganda and the appalling dishonesty that wrecks so many people’s lives. Democratizing people with ability, skill and compassion [for humans and animals *note the comments about rhinos in social media] into oblivion has failed everywhere, but especially in Africa because of the power of “one man one vote” [the power resides in the ability to out-breed contrary proponents], as has oppression tactics from systems such as apartheid. Please accept my apologies to the offended if I appear ignorant about the last mentioned system, I must admit not knowing much about it, other than its catastrophic failure and its use in justifying a racist laws [BBEE] which causes significant discrimination against people who appear light skinned.

Allocating weighted voting rights based on quotient scores

Provided that quotient scores are achieved [*note achieved, not perceived] in an appropriate test format why not use a system that allocate weight to a person’s vote by way of an accumulated sum for IQ, EQ, spiritual and sporting ability which is then counted in democratic fashion to determine the voting weight. [As EQ, and “spiritual quotient” tests I propose written work in the form of dissertations, thesis and publications that are free and accessible to all, which is then peer reviewed and open for public comment before assigning the score.[the only two skills that cost money needed for this must be reading and writing]

For the sporting quotient, sporting achievements can be taken as a graded system weighted to match that of the other scoring systems and drug use and other cheating [ie taking the taxi in the comrades or moving the centre of gravity of your spear {heh, Tom?} or taking money to lose matches on purpose {sis Hansie!} makes you forfeit your score for sport completely]

The weight of the vote is then by example IQ [125],+ EQ[105], +SQ[140] and SQ-s[10] = 380 votes and so on.

I further propose that an individual should be allowed to upgrade one’s score over a lifetime and that the highest ever achieved combined score may be used when voting for the rest of your life. Also, prisoners that go on to achieve what may be considered good contribution to society have a good incentive to do so and should not be penalized too harshly. In a more socialist or communist system, these scores may further be used to determine a person’s remuneration and should go a long way to eliminate most of the dishonesty associated with competiveness and arrogance as it is found in capitalist regimes and dare I say it, the evil of democracy.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sibusiso Banda
Account of EFF chaos in Parliamen...

I watched Thursday’s events unfold right in front of me.  Read more...

0 comments 221 views
Submitted by
Inspired Parenting
Children are like spring blossoms

At this time of the year when flowers colour our world and new life brings change, pause for a moment and consider how precious your children are.  Read more...

6 comments 127 views
Submitted by
Nthabeleng Leballo
Open letter to Saturday Star

What was once an honour has now become something I will be ashamed of, all because parents do not know how to raise their children with morals and respect. Read more...

5 comments 1663 views
Submitted by
Neil Van Der Linde
If you're going to San Francisco,...

After barely surviving scenes from a Wes Craven superscript (read San Diego), we arrived in the astonishing San Francisco.  Read more...

5 comments 271 views
Submitted by
Sibusiso Banda
A coldwar of hashtags brewing in ...

Hashtag that!! That’s the new trend that has hit the South African political sphere. Read more...

0 comments 509 views
Submitted by
Dalene Buitendag
Westridge High School Roodepoort ...

On Friday evening the School had a function which as I understood was intended to be a sort of fashion show and also raising some funds for the school.  Read more...

4 comments 1442 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

GRADUATE - I.T not for you?

Cape Town CBD
Hi-Tech Recruitment - Cape Town


Cape Town
DAV Professional Placement Group
R240 000 Per Year

Press Brake Operator

Persona Staff
R50 - R75 Per Hour

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now! - shop online today

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

As seen on TV - New book releases at only R199 each

Get mind blowing book savings on new titles. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25



E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2014 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.