Pages tagged with Real Democracy

How democratic do you think our system of government is? How can it possibly be democratic when it serves the interests of the capitalist system. Can we ever achieve true democracy? These are all important questions that need to be addressed in the modern era.
The elected few follow the party line or their own self-interest rather than the majority view of their constituents who have had no ability to influence their representatives in current Western-style democracies..
Ever since the concept was invented by the Ancient Greeks, we have never had a political system representing all the people. Recent events have shown this is now becoming possible.
Modern technology now allows us the opportunity for a direct say in national and local issues and genuine majority rule. Politicians may even become redundant. Recent events show the way.
In a democracy, people are supposed to be in control of their own affairs. Do referenda offer a chance for real democracy? Would the powers that be allow it?
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