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Egypt, Libya and Ireland should not copy U.S. Democracy
The current form of democracy implemented in western society has reached its limits. A new technology enabled model for democracy is described which fully addresses individual freedom.
A banner called Democracy is now being waved as THE great solution to oppression around the world. This is a serious problem. The western democracy that we know hasn’t changed its basic form since it was invented by the Greeks in 500 BC. Its objective was to give every person a say in government. But that was actually only one goal on the way to the key ultimate purpose: FREEDOM. The way democracy is now implemented, in the form called majoritarianism, it tragically fails to reach this final goal. Why? Because it only achieves half the goal. If 51% of a group chooses a course of action, 49% are oppressed. Also, due to the way democracy is implemented, as a representative system, the voices of individuals are not individually heard. Instead, they are funneled into poling statistics.
With the invention of the internet, many people believe we now have a tool for individuals to be truly heard: direct democracy. But this fails as well, as long as majoritarianism is still the rule. In his new books, Nappi develops a new democratic structure which, finally, reaches the ultimate goal of freedom for everyone.
The books -- LIARS! Vol. 1: Scout to the Pole; and Vol. 2: Escape to Insanity -- are based on Nappi's experience as one of the Eagle Scouts on the 1965 North Pole Expedition. They present an "Atlas Shrugged" philosophical romp through a 3 Stooges run government research world, challenging the most fundamental beliefs of human culture. The coming of age saga is filled with amazing true-life adventures expanded by the insights of 40 years in the rough and tumble world of high tech business intrigue. A life threatening climax in volume 2 finally creates a setting to pull together all the wisdom and lay out a broad and comprehensive explanation for many of the problems modern society can't seem to understand.
Ultimately, the reader will learn how public statements claiming to represent broad "public opinion", are predominantly the voice of a small elite minority intent on maintaining superiority. Mankind's greatest social institutions:
About Bruce Nappi
Bruce Nappi is founder and president of the A3 Society and author of the books LIARS! Vol. 1: Scout to the Pole; and Vol. 2: Escape to Insanity. An award winning scholar, he graduated from MIT with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Astronautics ( yes, a true MIT rocket scientist ). As an engineer and manager, he used his multi-disciplined technical background to develop leading edge products in medicine, optics, production systems, military systems, and automated testing. His resume is filled with breakthroughs like: the first fully automated system to fabricate dental crowns; fastest DNA sequencing machine in the world (1990); first 512 sensor solid state array for measuring muscle contractions;
Throughout his career, he was dismayed by repeated failures of society to draw on even a fraction of the technical advances available. He was greatly disturbed that, even with ever-growing technical capabilities, the number of poor and starving kept increasing while great wealth continued to concentrate in the hands of a few. When modern communications opened the door to participative democracy, western governments, waving the banner of democracy, hypocritically established legal barriers to keep government decisions in the hands of special interests and legislative aristocrats. This led to his lifelong quest that produced the discoveries presented in the book series LIARS! The A3 Society was founded to promote those discoveries through education. His work is summarized online at A3society.org. The books are available at http://www.smashwords.com/
Bruce Nappi - Nanook *at* A3society *dot* org
Linkedin public profile http://www.linkedin.com/
LIARS! Vol. 1: Scout to the Pole http://www.smashwords.com/
LIARS! Vol. 2: Escape to Insanity http://www.smashwords.com/
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About the A3 Society: The A3 Society was formed to gather a community of like-minded people to explore the new social structure outlined in the books LIARS! Vol. 1: Scout to the Pole and LIARS! Vol. 2: Escape to Insanity.