Which government would you rather live with? "Meritocracy is a system of government or other organization based on demonstrated ability (merit) and talent rather than by wealth, family connections, class privilege, cronyism or other historical determinants of social position and political power." "Democracy is a form of government for a nation state, or for an organization in which all the citizens have an equal vote or voice in shaping policy." Basically, would you rather have people voted into power by the fickle will of a faceless mass of people, most of them uneducated or unaware, prone to fear-mongering and baseless prejudices... Or have people in power based on their abilities; both mental and moral, so that the brightest and selfless are in charge of things. The differences go into quite a bit more detail, but I'm gonna wait for a few replies before I go into it.