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We have made this little booklet in order to in a very simple and logic
way show that there is a common cause to the problems of war,
poverty, lack of human rights and environmental destruction, and that
cause is the human selfishness and our common greed for power.
Take any human being, it might be a professor of physics, a beggar on
the street, a lonely mother, an aristocrat or a hippie and make him/her
a king, and he/she will with a probability of 99% use that power more
for his own good than for the common good.
This will in turn create an hierarchical power structure where benefits
and decision-making power are accumulated at the top. This tendency
will increase in more unstable societies, where a decent basic living
standard is not available for everyone. ?The food comes before the
morale? (Bertolt Brecht)
We stipulate, that the best way to solve this problem is to convince
enough amounts of people that they will benefit more than they will
lose, if the power gets distributed maximally among all citizens. If
everyone take care of himself together with the others, chances are
greater of a more fair and equal society.
We state that the phenomenon known as ?democracy? in most welldeveloped
states on this planet is just a semi-democracy, with many
laid backs such as corruption and fraud, populism, person fixation,
lack of participation and indifference.
We also propose a new kind of democracy, Democracy 2,1, based on
the concept of ?Collective Intelligence that has already been shown to
work efficiently in day to day politics, that I hope might have a chance
of solving many of the abovementioned problems.
We finally make some proposals how this can be achieved. I also
invite you to make even better proposals, and to join us in order to
make these proposals a reality so that we finally can get a decent
society to live in.
Mikael Nordfors(Stenborg,)Arnstein Myggland and Audhild