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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.
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