Monday, September 19, 2005

Once again the world is witnessing another example of why democracy doesn't work, this time in Germany. Apparently no one won the election!!

Both current Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats and challenger Angela Merkel's conservatives are claiming victory. Each of their parties won 222 seats in their Parliament, which makes it a little tough to figure out who's in charge.

Further complicating the matter is that neither candidate has a brother who is governor of Florida.

So once again we get to see why despotism is a superior form of government: No elections to muddle the question of who's in charge. The only time you have to worry about a change in leadership is if there happens to be a coup. But if you're a smart despot, and carry out periodic purges and mass executions of your opponents, you don't have to worry about that!