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political economic theory hopism
Hopism is political theory written by an ordinary person with ordinary aspirations for life. Hopism recognises and accepts human nature’s weaknesses and strengths and tries to build a realistic framework to create a society of low tax, high social service and low waste.
This is Hopism-Beta-Edition, republished again after a four year break due to background issues. It is still edition 1 and could do with some editing, better english, slicker graphics, some videos and many more diagrams. That will get done sometime during rainy dark November 2014, together with a discussion forum, where this rough idea can be beaten into shape and better written by contributors.
The end result is more useful work done, a happier society and more free time to enjoy your life - whilst knowing that social obligations are met.
Hopism is short and sweet
Hopism is under development, there will be bits you like and bits you dont, maybe there could be different splinter variants. The theory itself is simple and should take less than an afternoon to understand. There are around twenty texts on the webring, each less than a thousand words.
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Folkcracy is an advanced e-based democracy where policy is decided by the people. We need to make a commitment to give people a choice to introduce this system via a plebiscite.
We can predict politicians will be not be willing to give away power and change must be introduced bypassing conventional politics without bloodshed. The volkstat party proposes a worldwide plebiscite (B) 2nd February, 2022 at 2pm to take place whether governments agree to the vote or not.
We can generate a bloodless revolution in direct democracy in countries that say yes in this vote.
A precursor to this vote (B) maybe a pre-referendum on whether to have the plebiscite in the first place. True believers in democracy should not deny the right of the people to hold such a pre-referendum (A).
Any parliament that denies the right to hold (A) should be legally challenged and bypassed as it is no longer adhering to basics principles of democracy, i.e. the people decide and the people vote.
In the event of the vote being militarily prevented violence must not be used against force, merely a peaceful protest waving flowers and smiling asking the simple question, ”why are we being denied this chance if this is a democracy?”. The excuse that such a referendum is unconstitutional will not wash.
In real democracy, any community can decide to have a vote on anything they want, to deny the voice of the people is anti democrat and cannot be justified. This nagging question on a folkcracy referendum or plebiscite can be asked every year until it happens.
As countries worldwide gradually adopt folkcracy, other countries governments preventing it will be shamed into the vote. Popular will shall prevail without resorting to damage or bloodletting. Realistically folkcracy or something very similar will not be applied in all countries in 2022, so patience is the key.
Let us try to create a velvet revolution whereafter policy and decision making is made directly by people´s votes. No more conventional politicians, block votes, party power games or corruptable mechanisms.
Simple, direct and real democracy where world problems become locally owned and controlled by the people.
Let us first try to make it happen on the 2nd of February, 2022, or even sooner if people are inclined! We even be able to persuade politicians to allow a plebiscite in the first instance.