[FoRK] occupy - deliberative democracy

Reese howell.r at inkworkswell.com
Wed Aug 15 08:06:38 PDT 2012

At 10:46 AM 8/15/2012, Gary Stock wrote:

>This used to be called "having respect."  Two things happened:
>    1.  Politicians realized they could trade any respect for money.
>    2.  People began to equate "having money" with "having respect."
>Now, "having money" is increasingly the goal.  Quantifying is easier.
>The success of a new voting/governing process will be determined 
>largely by this aspect:  unless and until current ~value~ systems 
>change, violations of the public trust will continue to grow.

Value systems may already be changing if not changed, if Tea Party
losses in FL yesterday are any indication. Look at the margins by
which the Tea Party candidates lost.


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