Professor Warren Magnusson, explores the political background of occupying spaces. 29 minute video – Nov. 17, 2011
Archive for Direct Democracy
This PDD thesis attempts not just to show the pitfalls of our present political system, but offers a realistic framework of a new Citizen’s Constitution.
It suggests that statutory changes and constitutional laws need to resonate and harmonize with a Citizen’s needs. It also suggests a shift from a system based in political and economic competition, where money begetting money is the biggest aim of activities, into a system where providing social services becomes the collective responsibility and the main purpose of society.
This PDD framework is not a monolithic program to be literally followed, but only a set of observations and practical suggestions in the midst of our precarious time. We are nothing more than transitory observers and participants, and we could do better by recognizing the evolving ‘Social Consciousness’ as the guiding supreme authority.
We must keep in mind that by submitting our individual opinions for examination, discussion, and tabulation, on an established official poll, we will produce a social consciousness.
This booklet offers the author’s perspective, limited to his understanding; therefore it is not presumed to be a final rule. PDD is suggested only as a starting contribution to a larger solution where we all participate to develop a perpetual direct democracy.