What Has Happened To Democracy?

Posted on June 8, 2008. Filed under: Misc | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The current state of democracy is an abomination of what democracy means, what it is all about. It is more an elected autocracy where a king or queen is elected for a term to make all the decisions. The government is supposed to serve the people, not the people serving the government. The government cannot exist without the people, period. But it is possible for the people to exist without the government. Think about that.


What Democracy is About:

Democracy isn’t about laying on your couch and getting up to vote every 4 years. Democracy is about citizens’ involvement and autonomy. It is about activism, getting involved at the local, grassroots level. Democracy is about citizens taking an active role in the country, even though manning the couch is easier.


Change:

Governments are bureaucratic. They are not effecient and they are not effective. They spend a lot of resources and don’t get much done. You cannot rely on the government to solve problems or bring change. Change happens on the local level with regular people.

It doesn’t matter who the president is
; what matters is what the people do. People taking action about things they are passionate about is far more effective than any government or president could be.

It is up to the people, you and I, to make the changes we want, not simply vote for whoever promises to bring the change. The people do have a say, but nobody will hear you unless you voice it. Join or start groups and organizations that get involved to take control and make the changes they want.


Get involved:


Take action on matters that you strongly believe in.
Don’t expect or assume that the government will make the change for you; it won’t.

Eric

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You Can Make a Difference!

Posted on June 6, 2008. Filed under: Inspirational, Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You might be thinking “How can I possibly make a difference in the world? I’m just one person…” Well, my response is: of course you can. Anybody who has ever made a difference just did what they believed in and didn’t give up. Everybody can contribute something, no matter how big or small. The little things add up; it doesn’t have to be something major.

You can make a difference in the world.  Be the change you want to be in the world. You can’t change the world all by yourself, but you can decide how you live your live. Live according to your ideals and what you believe in. Do what matters to you. You can’t control how others live, but you can control your own life.

There is much good you can do in the world. There are many people you can help who want and need help. It isn’t difficult to be a positive influence in somebody’s life.

I don’t know exactly what I am doing in my life, but I can still help others. Who am I to give advice or to tell other people how to live? I am just a regular person going through life and trying to help others along the way. Even though my life isn’t perfect, I still have something to offer those who need help and advice.

Go make a difference, and if you already are, kudos to you and keep up the good work!

Eric 🙂

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