Author Topic: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion  (Read 861 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2017, 08:15:45 pm »
And yet these same people insist that there is a 'Canada' with 'Canadian Values'.  Separating out an area in which details can be discussed, and trade-offs can be proposed would be a sea-change and huge leap in actually making 'politics' where before there was grandstanding.
Shouting "Canadian Values" is a rhetorical tool used to suppress the opinions of people with different values that the speaker has. We need to move beyond the quaint concept of "shared values" and accept that we all have very different values and need to share a society. How do we do that?

IMO, we can do that by leaving as much as possible to the choice of the individual.