Comment 62562

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted April 21, 2011 at 16:35:03 in reply to Comment 62554

I suspect that in the end, changes for the better will come, as always, in spite of our government and not as a result of it. But only if a set of changes come along which people can really believe in.

Abrogation.

Abrogation of (unspoken and unacknowledged) responsibilities within the governance compact. On our parts.

This may be at the heart of the matter.

As I've suggested on my site, we the people are the 'employers'. The politicians/public servants are the 'employees'. It's hilarious that a) we assume that they'll rise to the occasion and get the job done, and b) we hand them the keys to the 'business' and don't really bother checking in over the ensuing four years.

Nobody decided that we had to have a 'hands-off' approach to our governance. We've just gone along with it.

But I'll pose this question: do you really believe that in this age of social media, of open data, of 24/7 news, with acesss to information previously unimaginable that it's appropriate or even likely that this paradigm of ours will continue?

It's funny; people look to the recent uprisings towards democracy in the Middle East as being the revolutions of the 21st century. I believe that ours is bound to be just as fundamental...except it's going to be seen over time, hardly recognized as it unfolds.

And it's being documented on sites such as RTH.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-04-21 16:36:33

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