There is a fundamental flaw in Democracy which is that certain people such as architects, scientists, engineers etc do not want to enter politics because if they are not re-elected they cannot go back to where they where. So the people who are in politics are teachers, journalists, lawyers and trade unionists. Such people have no life experience in design and constructive thinking. There is a greater emphasis on argument.
I have been a candidate in elections twice here in Australia. I did not want to win. I do not want to be in a system based on argument. I was in seats that could not be won. My purpose was to attract enough primary votes to get my party campaign funding from the electoral commission.
I am a leader in a lobby group, the Australian Secular Lobby. There is an Australian Secular Party but I don't find single issue parties particularly exciting.
I put more effort into community groups were things can be designed and enacted despite the government.
To prevent this flaw in democracy repeating itself in the the vacuum left by young protesters in bringing down the dictatorships in Tunisia and Egypt, and possibly in Algeria, Libia, Bahrain etc in future, the ideal guide exists in the form of Dr Edward de Bono’s Handbook For The Positive Revolution.
Let’s talk NOW about how we can spread the message of the Positive Revolution using the new Social Media like Facebook and Twitter, which helped to overthrow the said regimes.