“In the future, democracy is not going to last long, because the politician is already ignorant before the scientist; he is already in the hands of the scientist. The future belongs to the scientist, not to the politician.”
“Democracy is not the highest goal. It is better than dictatorial regimes, it is better than monarchies, but it is not the end of the journey – because democracy basically means government by the people, of the people, for the people, but the people are retarded. So let us say: government by the retarded, for the retarded, of the retarded.”
“Let the whole society be slowly divided into communes of creative people. There is no need for political parties in the world. Every individual should stand on his own merit. And people can choose. Why should there be a political party? There is no reason. If you need a finance minister, all the great experts you have in economics and finance can compete for it, and someone can be chosen for it. There is no need for any party. We should move from party politics to pure individuals – from democracy, from dictatorship, to meritocracy.”
– Osho (all three quotes)
“Die Masse ist objektiv betrachtet: irrational, selbstsüchtig und ignorant – so dass es vorerst ganz offensichtlich notwendig ist, aktiv dafür zu sorgen, dass einzelne faule Früchte nicht die gesamte Ernte verderben. Wir müssen bloß einen anderen Staat wagen.”
– Juri Bark (one of the more interesting contacts of mine)
Definition of Meritocracy:“Transform the world into a place that delivers equal opportunity for every child to thrive and develop to the greatest extent of their individual talent and ambition.”
A meritocratic approach of politics and society seems to be a truly egalitarian way of letting appropriate people doing appropriate choices. In this case, the open-source community showed us yet again which path the coming society could (and should) take: Besides abolition of intellectual rights (no patents, eponymous open-source), voluntary cooperation and freely available knowledge (wikipedia, tutorial mentality, permanent willingness), even in a broader sense, besides global digital currency (bitcoins) and protection of individual rights (anonymous, human rights), applied meritocracy shows its necessity since the modern days of computer engineering. Society should seek for solutions and not for self-interest. Furthermore, I would complement the meritocratic mindset by the right amount of influence and benefits: In other words, the more powerful, the more ascetic. By this means, powerful politicians wouldn’t be corrupted by money, possession and possibilities.
Some further links on the topic:
Meritocratic Party UK: Primary shelter for meritocratic thoughts. Strongly inline with the Illuminati movement (as many meritocratic sources).
Illuminismus (in German): An illuminatory synthesis of philosophy, politics and religion, including meritocratic sympathy.
Mike Hockney: An Illuminati member publishing books under his Hockney-pseudonym. Strongly influenced by Nietzsche (“The higher we soar, the smaller we seem to those who cannot fly.”), he plays an important role in promoting synthetic knowledge and future-oriented solutions.