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Reminding you what Democracy looks like. 1.

There is no point on agonizing over good politicians winning some elections, for the world to become a better place.

Winning the elections and gaining the power are two completely separate things.
True power lays behind the parties and will not stop getting its way until we , the citizens, realize the following old-old, basic, simple fact:

The root of  Democracy
is for its citizens
to Be rulers and to Be ruled
AT THE SAME TIME.

That means actively participating on all public decisions and actively participating on all public positions.

Far from transferring the responsibility for your own life’s decisions, to someone else.., no?

I was reminded of this fact , when I was re- reading Aristotle’s  “Politics” ( Poli=City).
I found his description of  the private person, very illuminating. I also found very indicative of how the Athenians felt about their Democracy, his fierceful  writing against “elections” and “elected representatives” or “professional politicians”, as the Athenians called them. So, I thought I share…

( An interesting note: A private person = Idiotis, in Greek.That’s where the English word” idiot” comes from!
A very accurate translation, as you are about to find out…)

The Idiotis did not care to attend in the weekly public assembly ,”Agora”, were all decision making was going on. On other occasions he was failing to perform adequately to his random (drawn) public office position. Athenian society considered an Idiotis (private person..) to be an unworthy, lazy, stupid and selfish citizen. Becoming an Idiotis was loathed. One was deprived of any political rights, ownership was made public and the Idiot was exiled or even killed if his idiocy was deemed to have been harmful for the City.
Aristotle goes on describing the “professional politician” as the worst kind of private person. Even though he attends every single meeting he does that as a sole profession, thus seeking power for self-preservation.
Being an idiotis with power he is expected to take care of his personal well-being and not that of the City.

Having an electoral system (like other City /States had) was laughed upon from the Athenians.
It meant you are not your own Ruler anymore.
It meant you are an Idiot, who depends on Idiots.

So, please stop depending. Let’s get to the point.
I’m only agonizing for the moment to come, when WE, Citizens,
finally decide to focus our discussions on the exact steps we need to take,
in order to become Self-ruled thus Self-sustained.

Only then, will there be no room for malice, injustice and misery.
Only when ALL of us make sure of it, constantly and consistently.

This is what Democracy looks like.

 

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Exposing the myth of the feckless,lazy Greeks

I enjoyed reading this a lot.

 

You can read it, too, from its source!

 

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The doorbell

A blog named “Powerline” has created a video contest, with the challenge of creating a 1 min. video depicting most effectively the meaning and consequences of the crisis’ drama. Here is the winning video. Enjoy! It;s really, really good!!

 

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Money, explained in 3:47!

Do you want to know What is Money? Did you think you already knew? Let’s see if you were right!
This 3:47 video, will act as a small intro, causing questions and ruining misconceptions.It can not get simpler than that! For those of you , who wish to know more about the truth of creating money, I suggest further investigation! You could, also, browse through the “Role of banks” category of this blog. You will find some more analytical videos and articles on the topic.

Enjoy!

 

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Austrian Anfrage zur schriftlichen Beantwortung an die Kommission, about Greek PM accused of secretly profiting from Greek crisis.

Three Greek parliamentarians, insist on trying to get answers on the alleged implications of the PM’s brother and other known associates of his, on a huge CDS buy, against Greece, that occurred just before the crisis erupted. If these allegations prove to be true, it means that the PM, using his knowledge of Greece’s financial situation, gained a fortune, from the crisis and still does as long as Greece does not get solvent.

Except mutual lawsuits, no investigation on the matter has been initiated, even though, Mr. Kammenos’ research on the matter, except been very thorough, is 4 months old! He first made an official question in Parliament on the subject, on 25/6/2011. As no comment has been made, (!) him and two more parliamentarians, made a second official question on the subject on 5/8/2011.

http://olympia.gr/2011/10/12/%CE%BA%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%AD%CE%B8%CE%B7%CE%BA%CE%B5-%CF%89%CF%82-%CE%B5%CF%80%CE%B5%CF%81%CF%8E%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%83%CE%B7-%CF%83%CF%84%CE%BF-%CE%BA%CE%BF%CE%B9%CE%BD%CE%BF%CE%B2%CE%BF%CF%8D/

The revelations have not been unnoticed by the Austrian Euro-parliamentarian, Andrea Mälzer who made a written demand on 25/6/2011  addressed to the Committee, also demanding for answers!

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+WQ+E-2011-006139+0+DOC+XML+V0//DE

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in The role of governments

 

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