ALL election campaigns are primarily PROPAGANDA, designed to influence poorly informed voters. There is almost zero effort to uplift the competencies of the electorate.
On reason to keep the electorate poorly informed and stupid (unable to reason) , is that all parties and mostly all candidates wouldn’t survive scrutiny by a properly knowledgeable electorate.
The new online media and citizen participation in cyberspace, provides a unique opportunity to seaf [support, enable, augment, facilitate) the competency of citizens. What is lacking are the insights and interest in this significant paradigm shift re politics.
Might we benefit from an OLLO Party? Effective Organizing and Relevant Learning are complementary strategies for a nu PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY. The PARTY organizes around a PROCESS, not an IDEOLOGY.
OLLO = Organizing-for-Learning=&=Learning-for Organizing. This involves “2nd order thinking”. Concurrently we must “Organize-for-Learning” and “Learn-for-Organizing”. They interact, and are not sequential.
OLLO-type process apps are needed !!!!!
UPLIFT is a THEME! UPLIFT is far, far beyond learning facts and routines. It involves “changing” the whole inner/woven/creative “WRLD” of each human person – in synchrony with the “collective” uplifting of everyone.; AND the Social/Societal/Cultural systems within which each person is embedded.