I am tired of reading individuals on these forums speak out against the corruption of democracy while never offering any concrete information on what their plan for a replacement would be. Unless you have something constructive to offer as an alternative, you are doing no one any good. The world could be a much worse off place than it is today. It could get a LOT worse. Those who show us images of suffering in third world nations while turning a blind eye from all the beautiful concepts democracy has brought us (like the ability to even see these images to begin with and the right discuss them freely) appear to lack and understanding of the state of the world a hundred, two hundred, or more years ago. If you think war is bad with chemical weapons, car bombs, and high powered rifles, imagine a time when it was a soldier's to pillage and rape the women of the defeated enemy. When there was simply no moral opposition to such an idea whatsoever. And I'm not talking about a few soldiers, but all of them. That was how war was conducted then. Do some research on medieval torture devices and you will learn shit that makes what happened at Abu Ghraib look like sleepover night at boy scout day camp. When you look at a picture of a third world child starving or senselessly killed by war, be happy you have the luxury of being well fed and of having the decency to feel saddened by what you see. Yeah the world sucks but it's a better place than it was and it's a hell of a lot better than what it could be. I'm all for people striving for better solutions, for devoting their lives to making this planet a little closer to sane. I am not saying "this is as good as it gets" but rather, we ARE making progress, just slow progress. But when you want to potentially rip down all that progress and try to start again, and you don't even have a fucking plan, you are going to come under some pretty heavy criticism, and with good reason. Here's the thing. Democracy is concrete, tangible, and can be bent to the will of the people. Anarchy is vague, broad, and hasn't even proven itself in any form as a sustainable form of government with any kind of longevity. Yeah it may work but when we're talking about the future of humanity, we aren't gonna pin our hopes on a "maybe". That's absurdity. And the definition itself. Not even the anarchists seem to be close to deciding how anarchy would even be played out. So we can sit around and argue over how we should make this anarchy thing work AFTER we've brought on the collapse of western civilization? Yeah, great plan guys. Let's destroy this system that is at least crawling towards progress for one that may take us a few thousands years back. I'd like to hear from the anarchists now on how they envision their perfect world, and maybe even how, when, and why they became attracted to anarchy to begin with. This is an opportunity to speak up with something constructive, as opposed to the usual destructive criticisms.