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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

To do:

Write business leaders and government agents about my proposals. Write publishers about my proposals. Link them to the webpages I have provided.



“One commonly hears that carping critics complain about what is wrong, but do not present solutions. There is an accurate translation for that charge: "They present solutions, but I don't like them." In addition to the proposals that should be familiar about dealing with the crises that reach to the level of survival, a few simple suggestions for the United States have already been mentioned: 1) accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court and the World Court; 2) sign and carry forward the Kyoto protocols; 3) let the UN take the lead in international crises; 4) rely on diplomatic and economic measures rather than military ones in confronting terror; 5) keep to the traditional interpretation of the UN Charter; 6) give up the Security Council veto and have "a decent respect for the opinion of mankind," as the Declaration of Independence advises, even if power centres disagree; 7) cut back sharply on military spending and sharply increase social spending. For people who believe in democracy, these are very conservative suggestions: they appear to be the opinions of the majority of the US population, in most cases the overwhelming majority. They are in radical opposition to public policy. To be sure, we cannot be very confident about the state of public opinion on such matters because of another feature of the democratic deficit: the topics scarcely enter into public discussion and the basic facts are little known. In a highly atomised society, the public is therefore largely deprived of the opportunity to form considered opinions.”

-Noam Chomsky


this is critical. American democracy, if fairly distributed and held, would easily overpower the state’s contrast with public opinion. Our representatives have shown an unwillingness to accommodate this public opinion and an artificial imbalance has been made. How can it be exposed and remedied?

Referendums are a fine choice, as they would assuredly reflect the public opinion. Deatomization of the public is a good way to organize and build confidence in this public opinion to the point that action occurs.

*Public* control of the media could dispense these views. Increasing public access to information formed freely by individuals, possibly via the internet, is an excellent way to advance this unity. This may occur in the blogosphere or could flourish if corporate news or the FCC were dismantled or adjusted to allow for more original public political and social debate on these topics.

I believe that when the 9/11 myths fall, the public will unify and peacefully reconquer the government. The only things that would stand in their way would be the politicians who currently have control and those making lots of money on the current system nationally and internationally.


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