It bugs me that Democrats and Republicans alike proclaim that Democracy is the superior form of government. While I see their point, to a degree, clearly there are some loopholes in our current government (insert gripe here and feel free to laugh at the gross understatement). Why discount the prospect of new, alternate systems? Complacency is so prevalent, mass opinions swaying according to authoritative (corporate and otherwise) whims. Can we not imagine a better way--beyond Star Trek?