Of course, as a form of government, there is no such creature as a democracy. In fact, wherever one looks, whether in government, classrooms, the home or business, the concept of democracy is not applicable. Democratic principles in a classroom setting would insure that education would be a low priority; in the home, all meals would consist of pizza and ice cream; and in a corporate setting, little would be accomplished, as a consensus of a large number of people would be impossible.
However, we are fortunate that there are multiple examples of democracy in action that we are familiar with through many decades of exposure to educational series and documentaries. The most notable education series is “Scooby Doo” and the documentaries we are referring to are commonly called “slasher documentaries”. “Scooby Doo” does not follow the democratic concept of equality, as Fred almost always suggests that the gang split up to search for clues and everyone follows Fred's lead. We note in passing that Mr. Jones has many traits that are associated with the Aryan ideal-blond hair and leadership.
In fact, the only commonality “Scooby Doo” has with slasher documentaries is that the idea of the city, where there is safety in numbers, is abandoned as the respective group invariability agrees that splitting up and searching the various levels in the house, hotel or mansion is the best course of action. While we readily concede that “Scooby Doo” is educational, we have strong suspicions that it is fiction, as no one, to the best of our knowledge, has been murdered since the series inception in 1969-over five decades and not one death? Although not impossible, it is improbable based on our experience with slasher documentaries.
Since “Scooby Doo” is not strictly speaking democratic and possibly fiction, we are only left with slasher documentaries as the only examples or instances that democratic ideas are practiced. In all likelihood, the average viewer of these popular documentaries never understands the explicit connection between following the advice of the majority and a high correlation of a painful death.
We are grateful to “Kelsie” for bringing this “class” to our attention, yet we can not but wonder how it supposedly takes a semester to “teach” leadership in a democracy, when Mr. Voorhees demonstrates the dangers of such as system in as little as two hours.