representative Democracy – misgivings about

I loathe our current governments. There, I said it! They seem slow, tepid even. Unable to act. Unable to cast vision or execute on their plans. Forever gridlocked in pointless debates that only seem to revolve around topics that Facebook just brought up. And I feel: they’re antiquated. We needed representatives when it took a four […]

government in the 21st century, draft of

I keep being thrown by the nature of our governments, especially by democracies. Dictatorships are usually quite straightforward in their aim to control their citizens as well as in their open espousal of nepotism. But our democracies create the illusion of control, by votes or freedom of speech. In reality, electing one of a couple […]

individualism and consumerism – differentiate that!

I know it’s Christmas and we’re all swimming in a sea of presents, happily munching Christmas cookies and having a great-ole-time! But: I realized, with shock, that for most of the way to express our individuality is extremely tied, if not solely reliant on the choices we make as consumers. “I’m vegan!”, “I don’t buy […]