I came across the word 'macrocracy' for the first time today, quoted by a virtually unknown writer in his first attempt at a novel.
I can find the word in no dictionary and Google returns only the single reference in the novel when I search for it.
... a quantum leap in genetic research, destined to be the first uncorrupted citizen of the Macrocracy ...
A more full quote (with more context) is at the foot of this question.
I realise the word is not in the dictionary (yet) and I realise that it is not the most beautiful of words but is it nevertheless the case that what the writer has tried to do is to more correctly express the reality of the system of government which relies on the votes of the populace.
'Democracy' is not - really - the government of the people by the people. For we see what happens when there is a near 50/50 split of votes. The system, as far as I can see, begins to break down into political chaos and, ultimately, into the forming of coalitions without reference to the will of the people regarding the actual constitution of said coalition.
This has happened in the District Council for which I am presently working. An inter-party 'alliance' was set up - without any reference to the public - and the 'alliance' now holds a larger (conglomerate) vote than the party which was actually given the largest vote among the original parties.
Thus all the voters who ticked parties A through E are now lumped together (without their consent and without most of their knowledge) in an 'alliance' of which they had never heard when they placed their vote. Which alliance now holds more power than the 'majority' party, F.
Government is not - really - a matter of the 'people' in a 'democracy' it is a matter of the will of the majority.
Which, rightly termed, would be a 'macrocracy'.
Would it not ?
Macro (compound) - Forming terms (esp. in Biology and Crystallography) in which macro- denotes relatively large size
Quotation from 'Fish Stories' by Ron Watt