Spot the Difference
by Elias Blum
Civic democracy: A form of government in which responsible representative statesmen respond to the real needs, interests and informed opinions of the public in order to hold power and use it for the public good, subject to on-going public scrutiny and debate.
Oligarchic populism: A form of government in which unscrupulous greedy professional politicians manipulate the fears, prejudices and baser instincts of the people in order to hold power and use it for the benefit of the ruling class, subject to deals done with corporate lobbyists and media barons.
Which one do you live in?
Which one would you like to live in?
How can you help make the change?