Went to a meeting about setting up a local Citizen's Assembly. It's not something my group and I can realize any time soon but the idea is amazing. Especially on national scale as long as nations are a thing.
Citizen's Assemblies are the future of democracy, beyond electoral politics.
I am presently of the belief that on a "nation" scale (or anything above around 120-150) it would have to be some kind of assembly of assemblies.
And for each iteration (step-up in the fractal), there should likely be fewer points of discussion.
Basically, on the smallest scale, we make most decisions for ourselves, and as _fully-functioning_ communities work together, on larger scales, they only do so in increasingly limited ways.
Does that make sense? Still feels bit unclear...
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