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Eliminating Elections Key To True Representational Democracy

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posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 01:58 PM
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Before the mafia was the mafia it was just a bunch of hired guns used by The Masses to protect themselves from random thugs. Then those hired guns realized if they organized, they could actually run the front and the back end of the protection racket. And that’s how you get a govt like we do now. All bc The Masses wouldn’t take it upon themselves to organize their own #. But let’s be fair; modern society has destroyed any motivation to make real choices about your life. Bc choosing what band of outlaws you’ll go to prison for, or choosing where you’ll earn your slave wages, or choosing which college to go to that’ll keep you in debt for the rest of your life, or even choosing how to exploit the labor of poor people—aren’t real choices. Bc choosing either to participate in this worldly system of things or dying in the street is also not a real choice. And to the extent we have free-will, we can choose to destroy ourselves by continuing to fuel the machine with our dead souls & animated corpses, or we destroy the machine and build a… Novel Global Organization—a phrase that cannot be improved upon. The point (believe it or not) is we must maintain The SYSTEM's need to organize while addressing the fact humans are agents of chaos who need constant drama to feel alive. It’s true and it requires flipping 4 key polarities in our Collective Consciousness.

• Conservatives—highly vocal & motivated, but with bad policies.
• Progressives—good policies informed by empathy & evidence, but… *long deep exhale*
• Politicians—actually have power, but power has corrupted them ensuring nothing gets done that doesn’t benefit them personally.
• The Masses—by far the largest group: politically unaffiliated, unpolarized & unmotivated—you might even call them The Meek.

Now how do we realign the power dynamics between these four forces to create equality? Simple. You take the motivation of conservatives, the common human decency of progressive policies, and give The Masses the power of politicians, as if they are inheriting it. So, what IS this new form of democratic representation designed to put The SYSTEM in the hands of The Masses? First let’s examine the problems it’s designed to address and then finally unveil the plan itself. See if you can figure it out along the way 😊

• Dismantling The Party System

When you don't have political parties, you don't have politicians toeing the party line. When you don't have politicians toeing the party line, you have ppl being people—generally good & kind, not even wanting power & authority.

• Eliminating Elections

Closely related to Dismantling The Party System. This aspect addresses how politicians are incentivized to polarize & radicalize their constituents as a distraction for how they are constantly selling us out to corporate interests bc, you know, reelection campaigns don’t fund themselves!

• Guaranteed Employment

People like working. People like being productive. People like contributing to society. What we don’t like is having our labor exploited and treated like we don’t matter. But some people would have you believe withholding your labor means you’re lazy, as opposed to having basic self-respect. So let’s not ask, should we work? But HOW should we work?

• Rebooting Public Education

You remember in math class how you’d always wonder when you’d need to know about fractions in the ‘real world?’ But the teacher never once related it to understanding how money works? A thing most ppl are actually interested in? So. Let’s have schools teach us how the real-world works, and not just doing things bc someone with authority said so. Like, if you don’t want ppl constantly disrupting society bc they feel the need to rebel; try structuring society on teaching ppl why things are the way they are instead of hierarchies.

And since our current school sanctioned ignorance keeps us dependent on corporate products, services & employment—the same corporations elected officials & political parties are all too happy to sell us out to—we create a system that: Dismantles the Party System, Eliminates Elections & Guarantees Employment.

Talking about our failing educational system, unemployment, stagnant wages, increasing distrust in our political leaders & institutions as ONE problem creates the solution: get rid of elections & select ppl at random to fill all govt positions—including cops, judges & military + corporate leadership.

Once someone turns 18, and if they have at least an 8th grade education, they will be randomly selected for govt service for a single, two-year term. Afterwards they will have two years off where their previous work will be evaluated & ranked thereby clearing them for or denying them access to other positions with greater influence. After two years of vacation, they will be eligible for another two-year term in govt service determined by lottery & previous experience.

One key to making it work is a revamped school system organized around civics. Not just a single course in high school, but every class & course K-12 will be taught as it relates to civics—especially history & math.

Another key is using Sortition to fill bureaucratic roles as well as the legislative (also cops & judges) + a new, vast oversight body that anonymously monitors bureaucrats, politicians & each other for corruption. Yes. We are calling for the creation of a Federal Agency of Anonymous Monitors.

Now here’s where things get really interesting. In fact, this part (and only this part) may actually be impractical (ppl who are more tech savvy than we have on staff will have to figure it out). But what if… everyone did their job anonymously? The politicians, the bureaucrats, the monitors—everyone did their job anonymously. This is where the tech ppl would have to sus out the details—but what if all govt. employees were tied to an encrypted ID that kept their private identity anonymous but still accountable for their job performance? Anyway, it’s something to think about. Moving on.

The new Sortition system would be designed to employ roughly 1/2 of the eligible population thereby reducing an individual's workweek to 20 hours. The other half not employed will receive a vacation salary exactly on par with their employed counterparts. Those who don't participate in service will not receive a vacation salary when the time comes.

Look. We are social animals with complex languages, and so the codification & formalization of social norms into an organizing principle is kinda inevitable one way or another. And there’s no version of a social contract where no one isn’t occasionally inconvenienced by the rules or conventions or just by the reality of a situation. The essential conflict in any society is between the individual & the collective. Managing that conflict to be as fair & balanced as possible has been the Great Work of the Ages.

What we need now are various groups to draft this proposal as an official bill, have a public debate on which version We The People want put in place, and then in one final irony of our current system—vote for people to implement this new system.
edit on 21-2-2022 by ERISunveiled because: This thing is buggy af


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posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:01 PM
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Sounds like a totalitarian's wet dream come true.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

wow. what's it like being the world's fastest speed reader?


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posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: ERISunveiled

What's wrong with just keeping the Constitution and Bill of Rights?



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:05 PM
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great system, if you're one of the top ten percent elites that gets to make all the decisions.

kind of like our system now.


(I just gave Masonicus a star. oy.)



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: ERISunveiled
wow. what's it like being the world's fastest speed reader?


Three minutes to read a few paragraphs is more than adequate. Forced governmental service, no elections and compelled employment. All winners. Not.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
What's wrong with just keeping the Constitution and Bill of Rights?


Makes too much sense, let's just conscript everyone and get rid of those pesky election thingies.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I just get a kick out of all these "new ideas" and none of them contain any aspect of individual rights, personal freedoms or liberties.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: ERISunveiled
wow. what's it like being the world's fastest speed reader?


Three minutes to read a few paragraphs is more than adequate. Forced governmental service, no elections and compelled employment. All winners. Not.



except for the part that says this:




Those who don't participate in service will not receive a vacation salary when the time comes.


so. Not forced. and it seems like this board has a character limit on posts bc the full-text explicitly says this is not forced. but considering the quality of feedback this is getting so far... prolly doesn't matter.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: ElGoobero
great system, if you're one of the top ten percent elites that gets to make all the decisions.

kind of like our system now.


(I just gave Masonicus a star. oy.)



what are you talking about? this is a system based on RANDOM assignments --eligible for Everyone



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ERISunveiled

What's wrong with just keeping the Constitution and Bill of Rights?


bc it's what brought us here to this point. and if you say we no longer follow the Constitution and need to take it back, my response is why? Why fight for a document that could allow itself to be 'taken' in the first place? Why not be like the Founding Fathers and come up with something new that's relevant for OUR times ?



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:25 PM
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originally posted by: ERISunveiled

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ERISunveiled

What's wrong with just keeping the Constitution and Bill of Rights?


bc it's what brought us here to this point. and if you say we no longer follow the Constitution and need to take it back, my response is why? Why fight for a document that could allow itself to be 'taken' in the first place? Why not be like the Founding Fathers and come up with something new that's relevant for OUR times ?


Because freedom, individual rights are relevant to our times. Just because we have people and politicians ignoring the Constitution is no reason to eliminate it.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: ERISunveiled
Those who don't participate in service will not receive a vacation salary when the time comes.


Well that's ultra generous when you don't get to select your reprenstatives.

Nah, I'll keep our system, flawed as it might be, over that dystopian horror show.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: ERISunveiled

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: ERISunveiled

What's wrong with just keeping the Constitution and Bill of Rights?


bc it's what brought us here to this point. and if you say we no longer follow the Constitution and need to take it back, my response is why? Why fight for a document that could allow itself to be 'taken' in the first place? Why not be like the Founding Fathers and come up with something new that's relevant for OUR times ?


Because freedom, individual rights are relevant to our times. Just because we have people and politicians ignoring the Constitution is no reason to eliminate it.



no. it is. it's THE reason to eliminate it. bc it doesn't actually protect us from ANYTHING the govt. wants to do if it wants to do it. The idea presented here is how We The People take the power back and keep it for ourselves.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: ERISunveiled
Those who don't participate in service will not receive a vacation salary when the time comes.


Well that's ultra generous when you don't get to select your reprenstatives.

Nah, I'll keep our system, flawed as it might be, over that dystopian horror show.


you mean YOU? You understand the point is YOU could be a representative or someone who monitors them to check for corruption?



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: ERISunveiled

We can't take the power back if we give it to the government.

You're wanting to eliminate choice and put in place guaranteed employment.

If this were a joke I'd say you were "Putin me on, or Russian to judgement".




posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: ERISunveiled
You lost me here...


• Progressives—good policies informed by empathy & evidence, but… *long deep exhale*

and here...


the common human decency of progressive policies

There was no need to continue reading after that.



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:36 PM
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Once someone turns 18, and if they have at least an 8th grade education, they will be randomly selected for govt service for a single, two-year term.

What if the randomly selected person doesn't want the job? What if their limited life experiences make them totally incapable of making quality decisions? What about all the people an glorified welfare (SSDI) that don't want to work?
What system will be put in place to oversee 340+ million people, and who chooses them?



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: ERISunveiled
You lost me here...


• Progressives—good policies informed by empathy & evidence, but… *long deep exhale*

and here...


the common human decency of progressive policies

There was no need to continue reading after that.



universal health care, $25 minimum wage. why aren't these are good policies?



posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: ERISunveiled

originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: ERISunveiled
You lost me here...


• Progressives—good policies informed by empathy & evidence, but… *long deep exhale*

and here...


the common human decency of progressive policies

There was no need to continue reading after that.



universal health care, $25 minimum wage. why aren't these are good policies?


And how are you going to pay for that?




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