What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people?

If you think democracy is broken, here’s an idea: let’s replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random selection of government officials — a system with roots in ancient Athens that taps into the wisdom of the crowd and entrusts ordinary people with making balanced decisions for the greater good of everyone. Sound crazy? Learn more about how it could work to create a world free of partisan politics.

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law Of Peace (2/2)

The non-Native world needs to bring their individual selves in line with the collective of creation. Where right now, as you know, like all the things that you said. Why do we have nuclear arsenals? Why do we have–why are we facing a deadline such as like what the United Nations put forward of the year 2030 in which we have to be reverse the destruction to our Mother Earth?

Well, the reason why we are confronted with these things is because the individuals are given the right over the collective to pursue their personal happiness. And this is one of the main corruptions of so-called democracy, that again it gives individuals the authority over collective.

And as you see in the non-Native world… an individual’s business practices can actually knock out of balance the entire world ecosystem. So this is of the utmost importance of what the non-Native world can learn from the Great Law of Peace, is how the individual must first make themselves a part.of the collective, the collective of creation, how to put ourselves in order and balance living in symbiosis with the creation which we grew out of. MORE

What Can Humanity Learn From The Great Law of Peace? (1/2)

[Deganawida]  is the one that brought what you identified, the Constitution of the Great Law of Peace, to the people who were at war with each other. Once this law was brought to those people, then the people united not under some agreement that they would make with each other, but they united based on a commonality between all living beings. Not a commonality just between humans, but a commonality between all living beings whereas then the people would live in accordance with the structures of creation. Not the structures that men create, but the structures of creation. MORE

The Game-Changing Promise of a Green New Deal

The Green New Deal is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman-elect from New York, speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Nov. 13, 2018. (Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement protesting in the offices of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington D.C., on Nov. 13, 2018. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times via Redux

The draft text calls for the committee, which would be fully funded and empowered to draft legislation, to spend the next year consulting with a range of experts — from scientists to local lawmakers to labor unions to business leaders — to map out a “detailed national, industrial, economic mobilization plan” capable of making the U.S. economy “carbon neutral” while promoting “economic and environmental justice and equality.” By January 2020, the plan would be released, and two months later would come draft legislation designed to turn it into a reality. MORE