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Kashka-Kat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:43 PM
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82. Goals great. The vision thing - not so much. I'm almost 60 - "truly free," what does that
mean? Pure consensus simply does not work on larger groups say above 5 people. Otherwise you need some sort of modified version - such as going to vote if no consensus is possible. And believe me it can be corrupted, abused and manipulated by the power-hungry as much as any other system. I respect that a lot of youthful energy has gone into this whole thing but hope the wisdom of elders will be honored too!!! When talking about governance I myself would like to see some recommitment to the founding principles of our democratic system (a la Thom Hartmann's extensive writings) rather than these vague circa 1970 buzz words like "truly free" and "consensus."

Michael you are such a good writer, the specificity of the goals is good. Items stated succinctly, convincingly. Just need to apply the same type of specificity to the goals, It needs to be BELIEVABLE. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

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