Monday, September 19, 2016

Democracy

South Africa Election 1994

Democracy is not about voting. Voting is a symbol for enfranchisement. I believe in a world beyond archy. For a long time after we started to think beyond our immediate world, we lived very separate lives. The world we see is the world there is. Gradually, our world has become shared. Each new relationship, a connection between worlds. We are still constrained by biology and experience from understanding each other, but we are getting closer to having the institutions and constitutions needed to build trust. That is what I believe Democracy should be - not 51/49 brute force, but the subtle building of community

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