Sunday, 12 March 2017

An Enlightened Approach to Deliberative Democracy - Part Seven and Some More

Few people appear to be aware that deliberative democracy is an ideal social enterprise.

It involves:

1. Finding out what people need, want and do not want

2. Understanding the barriers to meeting needs

3. Overcoming the barriers and achieving success

It should be very simple.

Why are government departments not run as if they are social enterprises?

If you missed part seven in this series, do please catch up as quickly as possible.  Busyness is not an excuse and nor is business.  There are many important things to learn and do in the days and weeks ahead.

What is the purpose of your activity and how do you communicate that purpose?

Here in Villa Twaklinilkawt, social enterprise is at the heart of all we do.  We do not seek to supply charity or to receive it.  Our duty is to support kind, thoughtful, co-operative individuals and to address the problems caused by difficult ones.

Indeed, we refuse to co-operate with problem makers.  That is, we find, the best way to assist problem solvers.

Yet some problems are very difficult to solve. Most of those problems are a consequence of wars and other forms of aggression.

How, then, should such problems be addressed?

Being sensitively prepared for any eventuality is never easy without suitable training.  Fortunately, there is considerable training available of immense suitability here in Villa Twaklinilkawt.

How well prepared are you?

How well have you been educated?

How do you use the knowledge you have gained?

Any enlightened observer of politics would make comparisons at the local level as well as more widely.

And, of course, there is much to learn from history.

The public wants a climate of fairness.

Although pedantic prime ministers should really know where and when to place apostrophes, their primary duty is to prevent catastrophes. 

So, what do you believe should be done about vested interests, political donations, ridiculously complicated voting systems and other confusions and contradictions?

What has history taught you about those matters?

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