¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 ALL election campaigns are primarily PROPAGANDA, designed to influence poorly informed voters. There is almost zero effort to uplift the competencies of the electorate.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 On reason to keep the electorate poorly informed and stupid (unable to reason) , is that all parties and mostly all candidates wouldn’t survive scrutiny by a properly knowledgeable electorate.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The new online media and citizen participation in cyberspace, provides a unique opportunity to seaf [support, enable, augment, facilitate) the competency of citizens. What is lacking are the insights and interest in this significant paradigm shift re politics.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Might we benefit from an OLLO Party? Effective Organizing and Relevant Learning are complementary strategies for a nu PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY. The PARTY organizes around a PROCESS, not an IDEOLOGY.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 OLLO = Organizing-for-Learning=&=Learning-for Organizing. This involves “2nd order thinking”. Concurrently we must “Organize-for-Learning” and “Learn-for-Organizing”. They interact, and are not sequential.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 UPLIFT is a THEME! UPLIFT is far, far beyond learning facts and routines. It involves “changing” the whole inner/woven/creative “WRLD” of each human person – in synchrony with the “collective” uplifting of everyone.; AND the Social/Societal/Cultural systems within which each person is embedded.