[EM] language/framing quibble

Fred Gohlke fredgohlke at verizon.net
Tue Mar 10 06:49:17 PDT 2009

Good Morning, Juho

re: "(Exchange of ideas could be also weak in many triads.)"

I wonder why you think the point worth mentioning?  Is it not 
self-evident?  The intensity with which ideas are exchanged among humans 
varies infinitely.  Practical Democracy creates a setting in which ideas 
can be exchanged freely.  In very small randomly assembled groups, 
beneficial ideas take root and grow while prejudicial ideas invite 
rejection (who does not shudder at the thought of listening to a zealot 

re: "Party based campaigning has also risks. Some interest group
      could e.g. finance the party campaign.  The party would
      train candidates and finance representatives that are loyal
      to its targets (including the targets of the interest
      group). Those loyal candidates would benefit of the campaign
      and would be reach good positions within the party and would
      have relatively good chances of being elected also next

That is the situation that obtains at present ... which is why 
participation in the electoral process must not be contingent on 
membership in a party.  I repeat:

     "Partisanship is a vital part of society ... provided it
      is always a voice and never a power.  The danger is not
      in partisanship, it is in allowing partisans to control

Fred Gohlke

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