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The next President of the USA

Democratic process does not exist, but not only in the US or autocratic countries, it is not existing in Europe either. It has been hollowed out by neoliberalism which is destroying social cohesion.
Brussels acts if their processes are democratic, but they are not. An agenda is followed according to a central plan, written by a central planning bureau which sets the sails to a destination by which the end justifies the means. In the US, Chris Hedges points out that Sheldon Wolin's book 'Democracy Incorporated' warns us of a new and insidious way of autocratic despotism which he calls: 'Inverted Totalitarianism.' This is something to worry about I believe because while we are entertained by music video's, a neverending number of TV series, movies or gadgets, we simply cannot find the time to really look what is going on. We believe Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton despite the facts that they are lying to us and would do anything to become the leader of the free wo…

Natural conditions and boundaries that sustain life

To understand life is to understand that natural conditions flourish within life sustaining boundaries. A cell can develop into an organism only because the conditions for it to live are undisturbed and available.
If therefore such conditions are not available or are disturbed, life of an organism becomes questionable if not impossible.
Now, fast forward this idea to ways we perform politics or conduct our business. Same applies; if the conditions for the sustenance of a business or political process are endangered, this business or political process cannot survive. For life and therefore for business or politics, the same natural boundaries of functionality are needed for them to be sustainable. So when a business or political process tries to operate beyond natural conditions and boundaries they become harmful and unsustainable unless their goals or policies are enforced upon us and our world. But from enforcement comes conflict, from conflict comes rebellion, from rebellion comes b…