“The current political and social upheaval across the globe signifies that a major paradigm shift is under way. It has become very clear that we are living in accelerated times. Could one of the major issues be that we have come to rely upon a political system that is not capable of handling subtlety, or ambiguity? Instead, two-party politics and ‘yes’/’no’ questions, like the UK referendum, tend to result in simplistic binary decisions unsuited to the complexity of modern day life. We now have to come to realize that Democracy is not without flaw, as Winston Churchill said:
Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.
“Rather than treating democracy as a ‘sacred cow’ or religion, it is much better that we come to see it is a process that must continue to evolve and adapt in order to address the needs of the day. At the heart of democratic principles should be a sense of mutual respect and a desire to cooperate in a way that is best for all, not just a ‘winner takes all’ competition where the prize goes to those who shout the loudest. But is the world finally ready to embrace this perennial wisdom?”
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