Re: VOTE today! And is the Federation a democracy?
What if democracies are also a failure on the long run? We have no notion of a democracy standing up for more than about two centuries,
I don't see how we could say that, because there were no democracies before the mid-20th century. Every so-called "democracy" that existed before then was actually just another oligarchy that excluded people on the basis of race, sex, and/or religion. The United States, for instance, was not a democracy until the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
Well, then a fortiori. We can't tell democracy will stand the trial of time by looking at history.
BMO: "What do you think about the stars in the sky?"
Finn: "They're all right, I guess."
BMO: "That is an interesting response. Battery low. Shutdown."