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Website of “The Randomist Party”
A virtual political party for the future.

The Minister for Police will be Laura Norder,
the Minister for Sickness (no money in good health!) will be Colin O'Scopy,
and William Anker is being considered for Minister of Spin.



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The first task of a successful dictator has always been
to invent an Opposition.

It gave the people the illusion of choice.

"Heads or tails, the coin is in charge!"

" ... government of the people, by the people, for the people ... "
~ (Abraham Lincoln, "Gettysburg Address", November 19, 1863)

No country has that, or ever did have it.
What they've got, or had,
is rule by a governing elite,
people who are good at getting elected
- and not much good at anything else.

Leaders cannot be appointed - and they certainly cannot be elected.
Leaders have to emerge by processes we do not even begin to understand.

In Australia (only name to rhyme with 'failure'?)
we devote more energy to making a horse race fair than to anything we do in the parliamentary field!

Some of the most important decisions affecting our lives, both singularly and jointly,
are made by a group of people
selected at random from an entire eligible population.

A group of people brought together to make a decision
- and disbanded when the decision has been made.

We call them a jury.

A jury is selected, not elected.

The only ballot paper we need is the electoral roll - ' ... the people ... '

The only information you need
- the only information you have -
about any election is the number of candidates.
All the rest - policies, promises, etc
- are just lies looking for work experience!

Call the number of candidates 'N'.
Take the numbers (preferences) 1 to N.
Shuffle them.
Transcribe that list of random preferences to the ballot paper
to generate a perfectly valid vote.

Elections in Australia, and probably elsewhere, are far from free
(it's an offence not to vote in Australia)
and they are certainly not fair!

The Electoral Commission goes to great lengths to randomise position on the ballot paper
- and then nullifies all that effort
by issuing every voter in an electorate with an identically-printed ballot paper.

All the Commission has achieved is to determine
who is advantaged or disadvantaged by the so-called donkey vote!

The American founding father James Madison
was said to be terrified of the 'tyranny of the majority'.
How could the power of the masses be neutralised?

Trust Australia to come up with the solution
- that sly contrivance called the 'secret ballot'.

If decisions are to be made that affect us all,
regardless of how we might have voted individually,
then those decisions deserve to be made in the full light of public scrutiny.

A show of hands under the village tree
was more 'democratic' than the way we do it,
sentenced to a short period of solitary confinement in a cardboard box
armed with nothing more lethal than a pencil!

If everybody voted randomly it would be realised
that any party's chances of success were directly proportional
to the number of people they could persuade to put their name on the ballot paper.

An end to that crime against the people of party pre-selection!

In the limit every eligible person would have their name on the ballot paper.

Gone would be the need for ballot papers - and even for elections.

Election would be replaced by selection - just as we select a jury.

We'd be getting closer to that great Australian ideal - A Fair Go, Mate!

The Randomist, in Thornlie, Western Australia

"Politically I am a bird; the perfect utilisation of both left wing and right wing."