Democracy as a Quantum Theory


Political Extrema Communism seeks immediate and eternal stability in a static spatial sense. Captialism seeks the temporal expression of individuals according their individual abilities. Communism can only achieve its goal by the forced minimalizing or homogenizing individuals. Its goals are noble in the sense that ideally, everyone will have a respectable quality of life at the expense of everyone else. This ideally (and to some extent in reality), guarantees that poverty will never be below some minimum level and everyone will be insured some level of dignity in whatever life-span they are alotted. Communism is cursed by its tendency towards a static totalitarianism. Capitalism, distributes wealth according to individual abilities and in this sense grants seemingly infinite freedom to the individual. But this freedom has a negative effect in that it allows people the freedom to neglect their neighbors altogether, and even abuse them. While Capitalism has the noble property of individual freedom, it is cursed by its tendency towards over-dynamic anarchy.

The Quantum of Democracy

Democracy applys the means of captalism towards the goals of communism. In this sense, the horizontal and homogeneous distribution of wealth plays the role of "fairness", in a dynamic game while individual freedom allow people to compete vertically in a hierarchical sense. Communism cannot be the means in a game; because a game cannot be static. Since communism establishes its homegenity rules immediately and without exception, there is no "game" at all and it represents a blank white canvas upon which no painting is allowed. Capitalism is more like paint flying all over the place and landing nowhere specific. Everyone is allowed to do as they please without regard to anyone else and to express themselves without repercussions with absolute freedom. Because captalism is intrinsically "unfair", it cannot be the goal of a game, otherwise no one would willingly play the game. Democracy ideally combines the spatial qualities of communism with the temporal qualities of captialism. The intension is to overlay the mutual responsibilities of communism, on top of the individual freedoms of capitalism, by making communistic ideals a distant goal in a game. In this "game" rules or "laws" are used to regulate the Capitalistic means of the game which can become overly abusive. The rules prevent players from having the infinite freedom granted by pure capitalism but do not completely eliminate that freedom as pure communism would. Capitalism has no rules and communism has absolute rules. Democracy combines the best aspects of both these extreme and orthogonal perspectives to derive a quanta of Capitalism and Communism in much the same manner that quantum physics combines the orthogonal features of Particles" and Waves. Here the individual is particulate in a society while the mutual responsibilities of individuals to each other are represented by the more wave-like compositions of many individuals. The stock market works in a similar manner. The idealistic goal is "fairness" or where everyone wins, but it is not enacted statically by forcing everyone to win equally and immediately like in communism. Rather, the "fairness of the game" is kept as a kind of virtual attractor like the faith in a god, goodness and fairness; as some infinite limit, in much the same manner as we have faith that a lottery is fair, even when we consistently loose.


Communism is metaphorically a goal, a wave, responsibility, spatial, stable. Capitalism is metaphorically a means, a particle, freedom, temporal[1], unstable. Democracy regulates the instability of capitalism and virtualises the totalitarian goal of communism, to produce a game in which individual freedom is combined with laws in such a manner that the game is simultaneously almost chaotically dynamic and yet ideally and statically fair. Democracy integrates the dualism of Communism-Capitalism in the same manner that quantum physics integrates the Wave-Particle dualism. This analogy between physics and politics is interesting in that it suggests that "science" can be regarded as a dynamic game; combining deterministic and subjective ideals as goals (theories), with constrained (regulated by natural laws), but objective and non-deterministic events (measurements). This is suggestive of further analogs and metaphors... [1] Temporal here meaning that there are winners and loosers at some marked point in time. "Time is money."

World History

The Rand McNally Histomap of World History by John B. Sparks, lists the relative progression of various peoples and nations in the course of recorded history from 2000 BC to the present. It's an area chart showing what seems to be relative influence but it is largely limited to Europe, Asia, Egypt and the Middle East in its coverage, excluding many other continents. Immediately notable is that the Hindus Indians and China are consistently represented during this entire time period whereas all other discriminated groups of peoples are shown rising from anominity to some degree of world influence and then disappering again into relative obscurity. In other cases, discriminations seem to mutate over time, for instance the more general categories of peoples listed at the top of the map are: Mediterranean Alpine Semitic Alpine and Proto-Nordic Mongolian which are further subcategorized as Agean Egyptian Hitites Amorites Iranians Indians (Hindu) Huns Chinese as initial people states in the year 2000 BC respectively. Some classifications such as "Hebrew" only appear around 1400 BC and seem to disappear from the map at 500 BC and resurface again around 1950 under the label "Isreal". So the map should probably be regarded as a political one more than a social/cultural one. Also, "Japan" is only listed starting from about 1650 so the map only represents a relative political map in the sense of existing intercommunications between the national categories.