[EM] language/framing quibble

Juho Laatu juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 14 17:41:22 PDT 2009

--- On Sat, 14/3/09, Fred Gohlke <fredgohlke at verizon.net> wrote:

> Good Morning, Juho
> re: "... I wondered at what level in the society the
> discussions
>      yield best results and where they
> will stimulate new
>      discussion."
> At all levels!
> At the very first level, when three people discuss their
> local ordinances and budget, they will be talking about
> matters of vital concern to themselves.  Some of them
> will have strong views on the issues.  They will favor
> the person best able to protect their vital interests or
> seek to advance, themselves, to ensure their voice is
> heard.
> That is part of the magic of the method.  Instead of
> having no power beyond writing futile letters to the editor
> of the local paper, the people can actually influence their
> own government.
> That is an enormous change from the present state of
> affairs.

Quite true, although I may value
many of the political systems of
today higher than you do. Also
today in many democracies people
can influence the direction of
their country. Of course despite
of this the systems have plenty
of faults and we should seek and
implement improvements whenever
we can.


> Fred Gohlke
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