Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.
On this weeks Monday Meltdown, we discussed our ambivalence toward voting and democracy. Today we’re gonna address what we could possibly do about this. Can we do democracy differently? We all know it's flawed, but can we critically think our way to creating something better?
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If you think democracy is broken, here's an idea: let's replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random selection of government officials -- a system with roots in ancient Athens that taps into the wisdom of the crowd and entrusts ordinary people with making balanced decisions for the greater good of everyone. Sound crazy? Learn more about how it could work to create a world free of partisan politics.
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Just keep on participating complacently in a system built to maintain itself and maaaaaybe in a few decades we can take back the Supreme Court and affect nominal change! Voting is super important for immediate harm reduction, but we cannot vote our way out of capitalist patriarchal white supremacy and it’s time we talked revolution. #tearitallthewaydown #fucktheconstitution
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