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?
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
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
As with many of my generation, I experienced the transition from black & white TV to colour, mono to stereo, telephone to mobile, Commodore 64 to iMac, notepad to iPad….. I consumed an interesting diet of Dr Who (I did use to hide behind the couch), the Magical Roundabout, Andy Pandy, The Adventures of Parsley, The … More Love Under Will: A Challenge
Background According the Louis Althusser (1970), capitalism is supported by two levels of state apparatus. The first kind, he argues, functions by violence and hence refers to these institutions as ‘repressive state apparatus‘, for example, the army, the police, the courts and the penal system. They are also public in nature and as such are … More The Not-So-Hidden Curriculum
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