posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 12:09 AM
At the end of the day, or the beginning of a new one,
do you wonder if maybe a representative democracy is really the answer? Do you wonder if in the "information age" it may be time to graduate to a
truer democracy? With the world, or at least the www at our fingertips, should there be a fundamental shift in how we govern to include the informed
input of the many? Technology makes it possible.
This thread begs the question. But then again, Jerry Springer (not the Springer from ATS) reminds us every day, why we don't have world peace.
I get this vision all the time, of kitchen tables (literally) lining the borders of every country around the world. And I think, if we could just all
sit down together, break bread with one another, couldn't we find common ground? Couldn't we find a place to start? Couldn't we find some
principles or ideals which we all hold dear from which to conceive a new....a new what?.....a new way of dealing with one another?
Whenever I hear the words foreign policy, it creates such a feeling of animosity and turmoil and we they mentality. Every mother and every father
looks at their child through whatever veil of language and culture and loves that being. We, in all our sentient abilities, cannot find a way to
live, love and heal one another to become one world, separate, but, perchance, with common human goals.
Debates remind me of how far apart we are. Debates remind me that as a world we need strategies and offensives to deal with one another. Is this as
good as we get as a species?
Must be late night mind mutterings of the ever hopeful kicking in. I pray that someday we can discuss what binds us rather than what separates us.
Thats what this debate was - a reminder of how far we have yet to go.
Washington is such a mess....I say send them all. Let them be the laborers of a truer democracy made possible by the accomplishments of the human
mind. Or....I just say goodnight all fellow ATSers. You have been a safe haven in a world gone mad. A source of light in shadows. A reminder that
we have no locations (most of us) only a belief that understanding is spreadable.
You are right. Thank you to all for a shared journey. May we arrive - somehow - together.