Question from the Internet:
“Can democratic civilization progress past the point where societies become too complicated for ordinary people to understand?”
We do not know. We do not live in a democratic civilization yet.
Our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, egocentric, and exploitative nature is completely opposite to what “classical democracy” would be.
Thus all our ideologies, attempts, philosophies are arbitrary. When it comes to implementation our ego always distorts, corrupts whatever we imagined we could do.
We can see it today more clearly than ever before as we observe the total distortion, exploitation of “liberal, parliamentary democracy” and “free-market economy” especially in those countries that were supposed to be the flagbearers of these ideologies, systems.
We do not need to get lost in complexities, in very high philosophical discussions, musings. Since we are born from Nature, we still exist and evolve with Nature all of Nature’s laws that sustain the balance and homeostasis life depends on are also obligatory for us. Thus we simply have to copy Nature’s finely balanced integral template, as there is no better, more suitable arrangement for creating and sustaining life.
The fact that we have to build the “Nature-like” human society, selfless, unconditional, mutually responsible, mutually complementing cooperation above and against our inherent nature is for our advantage.
This will give us the necessary contrast, comparison required to develop a truthful, objective viewpoint of reality.