Robert Steele: Hats off to the Southern Baptists, Seeking to Restore Civil Christian Discourse to the Failed American Democracy

‘What killed American public discourse?’ New report, survey examines civility and evangelicals America’s public square is a toxic place, experts say, but one evangelical Christian organization is trying to figure out how to change that. “We hate our politicians, and we hate each other,” a new report examining the state of civility in the U.S. explains. The …

Tom Atlee: Democracy of Citizens, Democracy of Stakeholders

Democracy of Citizens, Democracy of Stakeholders Some people think that democratic decisions should be made by everyone in the community or country – or their representatives. Others think that democratic decisions should be made by the people who will be affected by the decisions (stakeholders) – or their representatives. Both versions of democracy have important …

Zero Hedge: Silicon Valley Is Destroying American Democracy by Playing Political Favorites

Silicon Valley Is Destroying American Democracy by Playing Political Favorites Authored by Robert Bridge via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Perhaps it was expecting too much that the tech giants would check their political allegiances at the door to ensure fairness. Instead, they have let their political affinities disrupt the process every step of the way …

Zero Hedge: CNN & MSNBC Rigged Polls for Joe Biden Against Bernie Sanders — We are Shocked, Shocked, by this Meddling in US “Democracy”

CNN & MSNBC Caught Meddling In US Democracy Authored by Joe Giambrone via Off-Guardian.org The bias is clearly to attack Bernie Sanders, the actual front runner, and prop up establishment hawk (and hack) Joe “Creepy Uncle” Biden. CNN rigged a poll to censor out nearly everyone under 45 years of age. Based on this nonsensical false …

OpEdNews: Improving Democracy – Ranked Choice Voting

Improving Democracy: Ranked Choice Voting By Carl Petersen Under Ranked Choice, each voter selects up to three candidates on the ballot and notes their order of preference. When the votes are first counted, only the first choice is noted. If no candidate wins more than 50% of the vote, then the lowest vote-getter is eliminated. …

Tom Atlee: A New Wise Democracy Pattern Language

A new wise democracy pattern language I am immersed in work co-creating version 2.0 of the wise democracy pattern language that we anticipate will be available by mid-April – free online as well as offered in a beautiful boxed set of cards for sale. The new set has most of version 1.0 patterns plus more …

Tom Atlee: In a wise democracy, who are “stakeholders” and what is their role?

In a wise democracy, who are “stakeholders” and what is their role? Stakeholders are citizens involved with a specific issue or domain, whose activities actually constitute that issue or domain. Thus the stakeholders of a domain collectively have the potential – IF they collaborate – to make whatever difference is most important to be made …

Tom Atlee: Deep Democracy and Community Wisdom

Deep Democracy and Community Wisdom A community has more potential capacity to generate wisdom than any individual. But that potential can only be realized to the extent the community creatively utilizes both its diversity and the tensions and disturbances that arise within it. The most potent forms of leadership and governance thus involve nurturing the …

Jean James: International Declaration on Information and Democracy: principles for the global information and communication space

This announcement not only  takes issue with government propaganda, but explicitly addresses the censorship and manipulation that have been characteristic of what some call #GoogleGestapo — the platforms that have been censoring and manipulating data and digitally assassinating tens of thousands of sources and millions of specific posts and videos. International Declaration on Information and …

Steven Aftergood: CRS on Global Democracy, USA a Flawed Democracy

DEMOCRACY IN DECLINE? Democracy as a political system has not advanced around the world in the past decade and by some measures it has actually declined, a new report from the Congressional Research Service observes. The obstacles are not all located abroad. Unlike its predecessors, the Trump Administration does not include democracy promotion as part …

Robert Steele: 9/11 Truth: To Be, or Not To Be, a Constitutional Democracy

9/11 Truth: To Be, or Not To Be, a Constitutional Democracy Remarks to 9/11 Justice For All, Busboys & Poets, 11 September 2018, 9 pm (est) “The truth at any cost lowers all others costs.”  As Charles Lewis has so eloquently and definitively established, 9/11 lies have destroyed America’s moral integrity. In just fifteen minutes …

Otto Scharmer: Post-Truth, Post-Democracy, Post-Human – How You Can Reconnect and Transform

How to Access Your Curiosity, Compassion, and Courage We all face the abyss of three great divides: ecological, social, spiritual. Post-Truth: Trapped in fake news digital echo chambers. You can’t know, nobody knows. Post-Democracy: Families, communities, societies breaking apart. You can’t connect, nobody can. Post Human: Lost connection and agency. You can’t transform, nobody can. …