posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 04:30 PM
I feel we had 'democracy throughout the so-called 'Good Old Days", despite poverty and all the history of the 50s to the 90's which for most of
us, were not so bad. In fact we were able to work for things and see improvements in our country and our own standard of living. I never felt
threatened politically or democratically. I did feel we had a government that had democtatic values that led us to have a shared optimism for a
Perhaps it was our idea that we lived in a democracy that give us hope. Today its very different, many are frightened of upsetting powerful political
individuals or interests that those individuals will protect despite their duty of working for a democracy and working within the law.
There has been a subtle but fundamental change though, which is especially apparent in the media due not only to its limited and uninspirational
ownership, but also to the shackling of our journalists which has led to a complete lack of any form of investigative journalism.
Things seem to be slipping away from our democratic society as does our input to make things better. Its a great pity we can't see a way forward and
all we can see abroad where 'democracy' has and is being introduced are piles of rubble, refugees and dead bodies.
Perhaps its time for some inovative democratic thinking.