Our political future?

A little bit of serendipity today sent me to my spam folder and I discovered a detailed response to Love Under Will: Explorations in Participation. Mark Rodgers has suggested a more participatory system of government for Ireland.  And summarised his position as follows: “I hear your frustration with the current system so I show below … More Our political future?

Leaderless Revolution

Representative democracy is failing.  Capitalism is suffering a crisis of legitimacy.  The 99% will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.  It is time for new politics and a new politics is emerging. Carne Ross, who I introduced you to in the last post, has named it as a Leaderless Revolution of … More Leaderless Revolution

Love Under Will: Explorations in Participation

Michael Moore once stated that “democracy isn’t a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event.  If we don’t participate in it, then it ceases to be a democracy.” “Democracy isn’t a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event.  If we don’t participate in it, then it ceases to be a democracy.” ( M.  Moore) In many western … More Love Under Will: Explorations in Participation

The Knowledge Cooperative

One benefit of the internet is that it holds such a wealth of knowledge.  Unfortunately with the popularity of social media sites, it is experienced as a saturation of surface impressions, images and meaningless messages.  (I’m resisting a temptation to start rattling on about Jean Baudrillard, a postmodern philosopher who wrote about such things, but time and … More The Knowledge Cooperative