Contractual Representation

In order to clarify what I mean by hired representation I want to introduce it in terms of being a contractual representation. Contractual representation is a political representative that individuals would sign a contract with to provide them with a particular type of political representation. If the conditions of the contract are not met, then the grieved party could sue the other party for damages. This contractual political representation would last only as long as the length of the contract. Once the contract had expired a person would be free to sign a contract with a different contracted political representative.

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.

Elected Political Representation or Political Placation

While the belief in elected political representation sounds noble what it actually is, is a method of politically placating the public, which actually leads to disempowering the public politically instead of empowering them. This political placation is accomplished by having people participate in political rituals, which are exalted as both the reason for the political system as well as the cause of its results.

While the idea of democracy seems inclusive and limitless, in reality it is not only structurally limiting because it is administratively hierarchical, but it is also psychologically hierarchical which allows it to dictate the way that we should and can think of the world and ourselves within it.

Democracy, like all of the political systems before it, is still applied within a hierarchical government structure that defines the nature of the political and social relationships within it. Therefore, even though democracy sounds inclusive, it is never the less, applied in an exclusive manner. This exclusive manner of seeing and organizing ourselves is and has been hierarchical and is, therefore, the only method currently conceivable to us which dictates the nature that the institutions and people that are defined by it have to take. My system of Cosmopoly would change all this.

(pt15) Public Lobbying

(1c) Personal civil trustees…

When a group of people needed political representation over the long run on an issue of extreme importance to them, they would go to their personal civil trustee who would put them in contact with the political representative that was lobbying for the issue of concern to them. This ability of the people to lobby those that they wish to influence concerning the issues that they were personally interested in would also allow them to keep up the political pressure on those that they wish to influence which would permit the people to take a direct part in seeing to the resolution of their own problems.

A system of hired public lobbyists based around the public issues of concern to them would provide the people with a representative system that would allow them to pressure their lawmakers into doing what is right for the people that they are suppose to represent. This public lobbying would also keep lawmakers informed on how the people felt about them and the particular issues of concern to them. The forming of public lobbies in the United States for example would allow the people to check the interests of the corporate lobbyists that now dominate the agenda of our governments at all levels.

(pt14) Hiring our Own Personal Political Representative

(1b) Personal civil trustees…

Each personal civil trustee would provide their clients with a system of hired political representation for all of the various forms of government representation that they needed. A person’s personal representative would politically represent them at all levels of government that they would need to deal with as well as to the private industries that they would have to do business with.

Each personal civil trustee is a personal advocate and personal representative that would function in both private and political matters.  This would give each person within society their own personal representative that would be personally available to him and her. People would then have their own political representative to present their individual issues to those people and institutions of concern and interest to him or her.

A person’s personal advocate would politically represent their civil clients on only those issues of concern to them and then only when they wanted to politically participate.

Each person’s personal civil trustee would be their personal advocate and be able to provide their political clients with tailored political representation that would allow for a form of political participation to develop when the individual person wanted it.

Whenever someone wished to have their voice heard on an issue of importance to him, he would hire their personal civil trustee to link him together with all those that politically had the same issue of concern. This would make a person’s political participation count by adding their voice to those with the same feelings and concerns.

This would also allow all political participation to be hired when they were needed and by those individuals that had an interest in the political issue of concern to them. This direct form of hired political representation would also result in eliminating the need for a system of elections like we now have.

(pt13) The First Part of an Entrusted Government System, its Personal Civil Trustees

(1a) Personal civil trustees…

In a world of increasing complexity in which the individual person feels increasingly isolated and disempowered, an entrusted government system would give each person a personal advocate to whom he or she could go to for all things political, social and even personal.  Imagine a system where each person would have their own political advocate that would be at their disposal and would protect their personal interests as well as help them achieve their personal goals and aspirations. This system of organization would result in developing a state of Cosmopoly in which each person’s personal identity as well as their social and political affiliations would be the result of their own choices.

The unspoken secret that politicians do not want to hear is that people really do not want to have to politically participate in governance.  What people want is to have a system of government that works for them without their having to directly participate in its process.  What people really want is convenience and a system in which they would have to provide the least amount of personal participation in order to procure their own government services.  Because people really don’t like politics, I created my system based on hired personalized political representation and affiliation.

People would really like to receive their government services from only one person that would be personally responsible to them and to whom they would go for all of their government service needs. The one person that each person would be able to go to for their individual help would be their own personal civil trustee. These personal civil trustees would be social entrepreneurs that would be licensed to provide the public with augmented government services that would be tailored to their personal needs.

These personal civil trustees would be the ones that a person would go to when they needed government services or political representation as well as for their own personal legal protection. When a person hires a personal civil trustee, that person becomes a political client of the personal civil trustee.  The personal civil trustee would be the one that would connect a person with all of the other forms of entrusted government that they would be affiliated with. A person’s personal civil trustee would also provide their civil clients with their personalized government connection to the greater world.

Democracy as an Informed Electorate

Democracy, as Thomas Jefferson once stated, can only be achieved with an informed electorate.  An informed electorate is one in which the people are capable of intelligently choosing those that are to govern them. This requires that a true democracy be informatively based which also requires that the information provided to the public be as truthful as possible.

In today’s democracy the truth is more often cancelled than revealed. Within today’s democracy, political representation is based not on what the politician can actually do for their people but instead on how they can convince the people that they are doing it on their behalf.