I tell people that we don’t have Democracy. They look at me as if I have 2 heads, “Of course we have Democracy, we have elections” is the thought racing through their heads.
So here is the math of it, you can call it the Math of Democracy.
We have an election, that is what all politicians offer us as proof that we have a Democracy (I’ll give it that perhaps they themselves have not done the calculations).
So we have to endure their Negative adds, their back biting, finger-pointing, I’m better than them language. We sift through the lies to see if there is even a kernel of truth. We measure each candidate, and each Leader to see if they reflect even a bit of our values. We are looking to find someone to represent us, and our interest at the Government level. We are hoping to have our voices heard, when we collectively cannot be there, and we have children to feed, and roofs to put over our heads. Our representatives will be the ones to bring order to our civilization. Doing our duty, we make a choice and elect someone.
We send this person to Ottawa, or Toronto, or Edmonton, or wherever our representatives sit, and we pay this person generously, to transmit our will and values.
And then their Leaders tell them how to vote.
We had Democracy up until that point, and then the Leaders cut the legs off of our Democracy.
In the end we have our so-called representatives going about in Ottawa, subverting our Democracy by not representing us, but rather, the will of the Corporate Elites, and doing it on our dime.
Our sleep has let it happen.