The democratic process does not give us the power to influence our situation and does not serve to protect life. Today's democracy has failed us.
Control and SurveillanceFor thousands of years kings and dictators has ruled their countries, where the people have little possibility to influence the political decisions. But even in our democratic counties we can hear more and more people from all over the world saying that they are loosing trust in their governmental institutions and that they do not feel that the leaders and the political parties are representing them. The laws and rules do not benefit the citizens, and instead the laws restrict our natural rights to live our life the way we want to. Many people even feel afraid of the bear sight of our own police officers because of the risk of being mistreated and penalized. We can also see how our governments are constantly implementing new surveillance methods that infringe on our privacy and integrity.
We are forced to follow a complicated system of bureaucracy where we regularly have to reveal personal information, fill forms and pay fees for almost everything we want to do. Then we are taxed on every service which makes trade both complicated and expensive.
And if there is as much as a suspicion that we do not follow the norms of society we risk having our children taken away from us to be put into foster homes. This is not just something that happens to dysfunctional families. There are many examples of how healthy and happy families have lost or been threatened to loose their children for not following rules and regulations or just living an alternative lifestyle. It is the ultimate fear of every parent and child to loose their loved ones and it is deeply traumatizing for the affected families. These inhumane and cruel actions have become a method to force people to comply with the system, and punish those who misbehave.
For a long time now the power over our societies has been centralized away from the people as well as our nations and transferred to privately controlled organizations. The democratic process does not give us the power to influence our situation and does not serve to protect life. Today's democracy has failed us.
Warfare and OccupationMaybe most urgent issue of all is the unbelievable suffering caused by war. We can see how democratic countries directly engage in warfare or indirectly supports extremist revolutionary groups in resource rich countries all over the world. These wars are often justified by terminating threatening governments and spreading democracy, but in the end we can often see how these threats turn out to be lies and that the new governments become servants to the perpetrators and their resources get exploited.
All wars create severe trauma for the people involved and we can see how these countries are left in misery and ruin with problems for generations to come. These immoral and cruel actions have to come to an end.