Is Democracy a so called “Representative System” ?
Based on my understanding , and using wikipedia, apparently not ?
What is a “Representative System” ?
Are we in a representative system ?
No, not in my opinion ( possibly in some cases, at a local council level ? )
- even less so at a european level.
Majority rule ?
Hence, what do we mean by re-activating democratic institutions ?
Do we mean, attempting to legitimize non-democratic institutions ?
See ladder of participation :
And what is this current initiative doing ?
Is it doing “Consultation” ? / “Tokenism” ?
If the mission is to “re-activate” democratic institutions, does this assume there have been democratic institutions in the past ? Which ones ?
What about economics and finance ?
Do we fully understand the mechanisms of artificial scarcity embedded into the information systems of money and various other forms of financial contracts based on money ?
And how they are used to excert , or concentrate, control - non democratically - ?
What is legitimate ?
What is sovereign ? and for Whom ?