|1.||ironically named open society|
"open" society is a nefarious project funded by spooky dude george soros to strip people of their ability to exercise their God given liberty.
The 'open' bit is the irony. Direct democracy only seems brilliant to the poorly educated. One needs a democratic republic and not a direct democracy to live well -- provided one's elected representatives are honorable, educated, and active in their respective faith.
You though the chairman was bad wait until you find yourself living under the ironically named open society.