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.
Leaders cannot be appointed - and they certainly cannot be elected.
In Australia (only name to rhyme with 'failure'?)
Some of the most important decisions affecting our lives, both singularly and jointly,
A group of people brought together to make a decision
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
Call the number of candidates 'N'.
Elections in Australia, and probably elsewhere, are far from free
The Electoral Commission goes to great lengths to randomise position on the ballot paper
All the Commission has achieved is to determine
The American founding father James Madison
Trust Australia to come up with the solution
If decisions are to be made that affect us all,
A show of hands under the village tree
If everybody voted randomly it would be realised
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."