Author Topic: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion  (Read 821 times)

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Offline TimG

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Re: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2017, 06:12:25 am »
"No voice" is hyperbolic, absolutely speaking.  Even the French had "a" voice after James Wolfe won Canada for the British.  Native Canadians too.
In the past people primarily identified with broad, geographically compact groups. Now people are connecting with geographically dispersed micro-groups. i.e. the environmentalists in Quebec and BC who work to block pipelines are only able to do that because of the connections and support they get from the global environmental movement. Same thing with these ISIS imitators that commit acts of terror in otherwise stable democracies. It is likely that such people did exist in the past - they just would have thought they were alone. Now they no longer feel that way and often serve as spoilers with radical demands that prevent centrist politicians from crafting compromise solutions.