Is Representative Democracy A Political Monopoly?

As a hierarchical system, democracy is a political monopoly, only this time of a democratic type, which is a softer and gentler version of political disenfranchisement.  Democracy, while it is said to be the best of all of our historic political systems, is still based on a hierarchical structure that limits the political participation of the people within it.

Through political representation, democracy concedes the political power of the people to their political representatives who then dominate the state in the name of its people. Democracy still results in the few at the top of society existing at the expense of the many on the bottom.

Therefore, while representational democracy is a noble idea, it is really only the latest form of political monopoly designed to funnel the social power of the people to those at the top, only this time democratically. Representative democracy is not inclusive and is, therefore, an exclusive form of democracy.

Because democracy is also a political institution of the nation state, it tries to limit participation within it to only those that it considers acceptable.  My system of Cosmopoly on the other hand would prevent political monopolies from forming.

(pt4) Taking our Country Back

In order too break the monopoly of power that traditional government systems and now corporations have had, the people must take their country back.

In order to achieve this new system of government, a new form of government would have to be formed differently. The solution to corporate and government excesses would be to provide ourselves with a system of government support that could protect us.

This new form of government would have to provide the same kind of services, only in a more individual way. In order to provide for systems of government that are more accountable and responsible to those that they serve, we will have to allow people to manage their own needs and wants.   The core of taking our country back would be to provide the public with a means of self-governing themselves by supplying people with the means of collectively and in an individual way providing for their own needs.

This entrusted environment would be provided within a series of consumption oriented civil trusts designed to empower the consumers of the social products of society in a collective way.  Consumption oriented civil trusts would allow the individual to do the actual consuming. Through the individual forms of consumption of each person the people in a collective way would have real collective power over the corporations that they would do business with.  All of the members of a civil trust would have a collective effect on the corporations that would give the consumers the power to determine what they wanted to have provided to them and how.

(pt3) Global Problems Global Solutions

The problem with our current society is that people have lost confidence in the institutions that they once believed in. They have shown us that their interests and ours are not the same and never really were. Their true colors have become evident to all and that is that their interests are and always have been foremost on their mind.

What is, therefore, needed is to bring back our belief in our institutions and that means in providing new institutions capable of cementing our relationships with one another. In order to achieve this what we need are societies capable of instilling trust in the transactions that we make with one another. We need to know that the transactions that we are engaging in with one another are honest and fair.

Only then will we be able to socially exchange our hopes and dreams with one another and receive from their exchanges what we hope to receive from it. In order to achieve this we need to break the monopoly that traditional government systems have had.

The global problems that we are increasingly encountering require that we create a radical new way of seeing ourselves within the world and a new way of organizing ourselves accordingly. Not only a new form of government would be needed, but the way that it would be formed would also have to be done differently. A new form of government would have to provide the same kind of services only in a more personal and individual way.