Germany is a country which has democratic election of "Parteien" or Parties in English. Democracy is supposed to give everyone of society a voice, but fails at it miserably, I think. On paper, it looks good - but how does it look in reality? _______________________________________________________ Continue reading at your own risk of mental health! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ In reality, democratic election of Parties with the "second vote" only represent about 39% of the population under some not necessarily uncommon circumstances (perhaps even less). Even worse, the remaining 61% contain much opposition which gets sorted out systematically. ____________________________________________________________ Now hold on a minute and think about what that means! ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ If you are done thinking, you may continue reading about how I got to the value of 39% Let's look at who is not represented: (do not fear the grey - I have translated it in the next line) Nichtwählern, einschließlich derer die aus Protest nicht wählen Non-voters, including those who object to vote. For example those which see the evil originating from transferring the power and force which comes with each vote to very few of peoples. Wählern mit ungültige Stimmabgaben (Auch als Protest) Voters who invalidate their votes, including to object to make a valid vote. Those who are objecting the Parties which are responsible for government. Kleinparteiwähler Voters which vote for a small Party with less than 5% voices relative to all valid votes. A party with less than 5% of valid votes get excluded from "Bundestag". Geringübelwähler Voters which vote for the least-negative. Some vote here to get their voice heard (see #5 Kleinparteiwähler) Gewohnheitswähler Voters which vote for voting. Those who do not want the Adolf-Hitler#2 Party to come to power or just always voted the top-5. wessen Representanten nicht bei Abstimmungen teilnehmen Voters which representatives are not involved in ballots. wessen Representanten sich bei Abstimmungen enthalten Voters which representatives did not vote yes or no in ballots. wessen Representanten eine negative Stimme abgeben Voters which representatives give a negative vote. wessen Representanten durch Lobbieismus verleitet wurden oder eigene-andere Interessen vertreten. Voters which representatives are misguided by Lobby or use their power for own interests which do not represent voters. And now let's do the math on an example - do not fear it, we can do it together: Quellenangaben / Sources: (1) http://www.wahlrecht.de/news/2013/bundestagswahl-2013.html Endergebnis der Bundestagswahlen (2. Tabelle) 2tstimmen 2013 (zweite Spalte von Rechts, second column from right) (2) http://www.abgeordnetenwatch.de/ver...en_piraterie_operation_atalanta-1105-616.html Beispiel: Abstimmungsverhalten/Ergebnisse (leicht unterdurchschnittlich) Example for ballot participation and results (slightly below average) Nichtwähler - No voting participation: 28.2%, participated 71.8% Ungültige Stimmen - Invalid Votes: 1.3% gültige Stimmen - valid votes: 98.7% not displayed: 98.7 *71.8% = 70.87 representative value "transferring power is evil"-criticism is excluded here It will not be displayed statistically thereafter! Everything thereafter will be relative with "100% = valid votes" Nobody speaks about it in public except when saying "non-voters are lazy peoples - go vote!" or "If you don't vote, you give away your vote!". Kleinparteiwähler - small party voters: 15.8% FDP, AfD, Piraten and smaller parties have less than 5% and will not be represented im deutschen Bundestag. 84.2% go to the top-5, 15.8% are lost and excluded because too small 84.2% *70.87% = 59.67% representative value. Note: You still have the first voice which votes for peoples directly. We have 299 regions of about 250'000 peoples and the absolute top1 winner is directly elected and they do not have to belong to a party. But if one has just 1% more votes than all others, these others get excluded. This is not representative because of 4. and 5. Geringübelwähler Some of them think they must vote for one of the top-5, else there is another Adolf-Hitler party (rechts-radikale). Others think that they have to vote in the top-5 to have their voices heard, which is true – sadly! They would not vote for one of the top-5 if it wouldn't be true. There is no statistical data for them because personal votes and reasoning are secret. Gewohnheitswähler Some always voted for the big-5 and are loyal. Others lack criticism on the top-5 or think that the 5th placed is good for them without researching whether it's true or the 5th placed is just a show-off opposition which will never get the majority anyway. They are blind followers / believers. Their criticism is shut down by complexity and propaganda. There is no statistical data for them because personal votes and reasoning are secret. Nicht beteiligte oder abwesende Representanten Some representatives are not involved or do neither vote "yes" nor "no" usually around 16.35% in the example ballot (8.10 + 8.25) 59.67% *(100.00-16.35)% = 49.91% representative value Negativ abstimmende Representanten Some representatives vote NO 11.11% in the example ballot 49.91% *(100.00- [1,2]* 11.11)% = [38,82%, 44.27%] representative value Ergebnis / Result: 39% or 44% Representative value !!! !!! !!! And that is the vast majority in the ballot! Which reduces it to just "72.54% voted for yes"! - L I A R S ! "yes", after 3 of 8 types of criticism are excluded and 2 more types of criticsm are not possible to exclude mathematically from the equation. The only thing we see are 3/8 aspects of whom 2/8 are the aspects that matter the least, because we just assume "they have voted for the majority" and ignore them. We are not supposed to know that 5/6 Aspects which matter are hidden in complexity. Feel free to leave your feedback here I really hope I have overseen some important aspects, everything else would mean that democracy is made for 25-35% (guessed).