Peaking outside the box: Canada’s place in the revolt

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Peaking outside the box: Canada’s place in the revolt

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Canada’s Place in the Global Revolt

If you have read up until now, you have just read the three reasons to back my hypothesis that Canadians will be the first to create a system to fight the ailing capitalist one. Better yet, Canada will be the first domino of the Western revolutions to engage in participatory democracy. Allow me to digress....

http://roarmag.org/2011/10/occupy-canada-global-movement-revolution/

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Breaking Out of the Box and Imagining the Great Beyond

This, of course, is no easy task. Creating an entirely new system is almost unfathomable. But picture this system as a box. To leave this box for a single person is a near-impossible task, plus, to go back into the box and explain what one saw “out there”… well, who would believe it? But if people took it upon themselves to carve a small hole into the box’s walls to get an impression of what is to be found “outside” of it, and if those very people can communicate what they saw to each other, then collectively they can provide a glimpse of what lies beyond. Collectively, they can show the world “inside” the box what may be possible if everyone breaks down just a tiny bit of it.

This is what participatory democracy is all about, and this is what I would propose...

milo204

The question is what happens if a country like canada does try to implement a different or more fair approach to economic/political issues?

Would it simply be crushed by force like every other attempt in world history?  That's the hard part to me, keeping it going under the weight of opposition both political/economic and military from every corner of the world, and especially right beside us.  

i'm not so sure canada would be treated any differently than any other US client state that tried to reorganize society in the best interests of it's own people.  The question then becomes, once we've implemented a new system how do we keep it going?

Merowe

er, that'd be 'peeking' right? Totally different meaning...