This is how “Democracy” currently works in many parts of the world. Kudos to the people for, either willingly or unwillingly, highlighting the mechanisms of actual power.
This is by no means a condemnation of the people, quite the opposite. It is an attempt to properly create context for what is happening:
Citizenry, abandoned by elected (read: Selected by Big Money) officials, has taken it upon itself to gather signatures on a piece of paper stating its opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (Read: Fire sale of sovereignty of countries party to treaty to global transnational corporations) being signed against the wishes of the majority of the people.
The piece of paper is being handed to an Imperial Mouthpiece who is the – this is the best part – representative of another Imperial Mouthpiece. The latter mouthpiece supposedly is on this tiny Island to protect the plebs on behalf of an unelected monarch usually seen in colourful hats.
The plebs will now wait for justice, which is unlikely to be delivered.
This cycle has been in play for a few hundred years and the human species has convinced itself that this is the best system of government. This is just one visual representation of how power actually works pretty much all around the world. When challenged with logical conclusions of the absurdity of the majority seeking approval from the 0.001% , the usual response is anger and condemnation with labels of “Communist”, “Utopian” and other assorted terms being readily assigned.
It beggars belief why in the 21st century with all the accumulated knowledge, technology, skills and intellect the human species displays its incapacity to establish a method of governance that merely functions as a conduit to fulfilling the needs of the governed population.
Primary on the list of goals would be the following:
i) Food & Water
vi) Technological benefits
This is not a call to move back to the cave/tent/choose your appropriate cultural analogy. Society itself will determine via equal representation what it wishes to manifest in it’s physical environment. It is merely a thought on a different method of resource allocation.
With us racing into the 21st century with more and more open conflict and a mass extinction underway, I truly wish us good luck.
The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Oceania Saker.