a reply to: onequestion
Ah. I see what you mean. Nuance is important, but that is why I believe that it is time that the voting public voted on the issues of the day
themselves, rather than for whom they trust the most to vote in government for or against a given suggested policy or course of action.
The people must decide their fate much more directly than is currently the case, otherwise there will be no representation for the great multitude.
You see, many people, on both "sides" of the political spectrum, have views which run counter to those of their preferred party, on many matters of
state. This means that having two parties, three parties or TEN parties in an election race, still leaves out a certain sector of the population from
being represented in government. That is not acceptable in this century. It was only barely excusable when all communication was done either by mail
or through wires.
These days a person can air a view on the internet from the middle of absolutely no where, as long as they have the right gear. Closer to
civilisation, connecting to the internet is as easy as can be, and is getting easier, and will become cheaper in real terms over time, offer better
value for money as technologies improve. As time wears on, it will soon become the case that every person in the developed world will have some sort
of mobile internet connective device on their person at nearly all times, and be capable of using them to close to their full potential.
This means that sooner than we might think, the whole developed will be full of people who can make their feelings known on any policy, at any time,
and formulate alterations and suggestions of their own, about how to remedy problems and settle disputes, how to provide services fairly, how to
allocate the importance placed on things, the meaning and applications of their rights as citizens. We see it here at ATS all the time, even now!
People sharing their views and coming up with alternatives, some of them very good indeed, to the way certain things are done by the leaders of the
Imagine a future where rather than just being beacons in a great darkness, rather than just being the pleas for sense, from a voiceless but sensible
few, these suggestions were open to discussion and decision by the mass of the people. Imagine a future where the business of government was decided
not by representatives, but by the people themselves. People vote for agendas, and set the priorities. The people decide how to further the aims of
the nation. The people having the power.
That is the way forward. What we have now, both over in the US, and here in the UK, and in Europe and Russia and all over the damned place, is a
system of government which promotes the interests and agendas of the few, over and above the needs and interests of the many. This is the PAST we are
still living in, politically speaking! It must change, the people must seize control of their nations and involve themselves en masse with maintaining
and improving it, not leave such things to representatives selected from the filthy pools thus far dredged.