Many years has gone since Greece invented Democracy. And we all can see how bad the system is today. How people are very disapointed about who won the election in the US, and that they can not do anything about it. The people feel powerless about the whole process. And they think the politicians are to far from reality everywhere. It does not matter if it is in Sweden with ”many parties system” to vote for, or in the US system with only two.
The politicians and the system are the biggest problem today, I would say. They are not enough creative to solve all the problems we have in todays sociaty. They have also ”the drive” to get the power as number 1. Because if they dont have that, they can not reach position to rule. It is how the system works. And that is totally crazy!
We must do it the opposite way. And the drive must be to find the best idea for each issue. No matter who will have it! And to start in the bottom of the pyramid, not in the top. If we do that will we also get incitament for problem-solving from the beginning. A very meaningsfull way, also for children, to see the process and understand why things happens. And why must everything go so fast? Learn from the native Indians and use consensus decitions in each step, instead. Big issues may take a while to solve and smaller will go faster. But, allways let the best idea win!!! Then people will be engaged and can not complain about things they could have thought about themselves. And working with a flat organization have many advantages.
Here on Gotland = ”Goodland”, (The Next Jerusalem) we have 92 parishes, that could be perfect to try this ”New System”. Every parish with a church and here we have a long tradition to solve things locally. And the people in the countryside dont like when the politicians decide over our heads.
Small scale farming and many small businesses are also more common here then on the mainland. Because people on islands are allways good at survive and have learned it the hard way. Today by earning extra money from tourists in many creative ways in the summertime. For example having Bed and Breakfast, selling art, handicraft, vegatables or hunted animals.
In the future hopegully without money in a sustainable sharing-system. Directdemocracy can be like this: 1. Shosen representative from the tribe to the local parish to solve the things there. 2. Shosen representatives from each parish to the whole Gotland. Maybe the number of representatives will differ concerning the size of the parish. But with more communication about things around us, people will understand better, I think. We already have ”civil rights proposals” in the system in Sweden. Now we must develop this much more to reach higher level of democracy to get better solutions in sociaty. I also think we could use mobile phones for voting for bigger issues on the whole Gotland. But now without political parties or prestige. And why have a country or a state, when we are all one?
If not the people are involved in the democratic process, it will be the same with curruption and power-problems again. I think it is A SYSTEM, and I am not alone. It has nothing to do with country either. Maybe there are bigger problems with more money involved, only. The US Corpuration and the curruption there is very obvious, and if we can end that company The New World Order will olso end. And that would be great for the rest of the world. Because we are all one!
Lennart Bladh , together with source.