Again we have Venezuela elections, again we have another case of US state and corporate media already trying to smear elections in Venezuela with hatchet jobs claiming many things ranging from fraud to being anti democratic, just because it may have ended up with a result US didn’t like However in the real world, one […]
If you ever wondered how could the people possibly beat the rapacious power of Corporate stranglehold on modern societies, wonder no more: The answer is Grassroots Community Organizing. Grassroots Community Organizing is a sure way to change the tide for the people. The effect and power community organizing provides, eclipses private power which corporations exercise […]
DON’T worry – Che Guevara will soon descend from the skies riding a flaming horse of revolution and deliver you a properly socialist society after raising Karl Marx from the grave. Sounds funny? Well, that’s the only way a ‘socialist enough’ candidate can win an election in political climate of today’s United States of A. […]
Wealthy can also use proxy corporations and NGOs to circumvent corruption laws to subvert democracy. This kind of subversion is quite hard to cope up with, since the dirty business is conducted with peripheral personas or organizations. This makes it harder to link them to the corrupt politicians. Read the methods they employ for this kind of subversion here.
There is a simple solution to Wealth corrupting democracy. And it has to do with wealth. Read what can be done here.
Offering corporate posts is a way in which Wealthy can subvert democracy and politics. And not only through politicians or leaders - bureaucrats too. Do something they want very much, and land a multi-million dollar post after resigning. Which is something that repeated in the recent years a lot of times. Read what else they do here.
Even if there aren't elections in horizon, party donations still happen, and they keep the cycle going. Parties keep doing propaganda, filter candidates, fund friendly groups. This amplifies the ways through which Wealth subverts democracy in an ongoing basis. Read how they do it here.
Private Education acts as a tool to condition and indoctrinate the children - in many ways too. From constantly reinforcing the 'desirable' philosophy to making 'undesirable philosophy' unreachable, from filtering independent thinking students to constantly reinforcing ideas through media repetition. Read who does that and why here.
Many people in democratic countries cannot define democracy, despite claiming to know what it is. And even when in cases they get the core concept right, their definition contain numerous inaccuracies which lack knowledge of critical aspects of democracy. However, when boiled down to basics, an accurate and very simple explanation of democracy is possible.
Scots celebrate after saying "Yes" in Independence Referendum, with amazing vote demographics and participation.Now is a time to rejoice for Scottish Independence campaign, the parties, grassroots movements and the people behind it.
Imagine that you are a budding politician running for office. Election is coming up. You need to run a campaign. The smallest campaign for simplest political office costs around a million dollars or more. What are you going to do ? You are going to spend that money... Otherwise, no one will hear your name, no one will hear what you are saying about issues, and actually even the ones who know you will think that you don't have a chance to win. This or that way, you are going to spend that money .... But how ?
Face it : Chances are high that you DO think that you know what Democracy, Communism, Capitalism, Fascism are. In fact, you are pretty sure of it. In the end, you are very probably living in a democratic country or at least you were taught all of these during your education, right ? Well... Don't be so fast. The reality of the situation is, even in developed countries majority of the population can't properly define any of these concepts, and even the ones who are well-read, college-educated, informed (that's probably you !) have major misconceptions and make major mistakes when defining these concepts. Let's have a go and see how much of the below, you actually knew - its a long journey - however a fun roller coaster ride.