Author Topic: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion  (Read 777 times)

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Offline MH

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Re: Thoughts on Democracy and Discussion
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2017, 06:18:43 am »
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.

Well, for sure this is true and an aspect of all of this that is central; see my reference to 'fringe groups'.