Let’s listen to Vardana Shiva here
Why is it that we don’t listen to these voices?
What happens if we only listen to what comes to us? To the “Merchants of Doubt” (Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway)
We should not, is the forceful answer of Marco Verweij and Michael Thompson: in a proper democracy all voices should be enabled to express themselves, to be listened and responded to (see Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World)
Are all voices enabled free expression, are they listened and responded to in public decision-making?
I believe not, Does this mean thet “Democracy is Lost”: Yes seems to say Laurence Lessig in “Republic Lost”. I tend to follow him on that.
Let’s start with ourselveses: if only each of us would go out of our way to find out and listen to all the voices, trying to discover those that are repressed, silenced, ridiculed, sidelined… If they are, is it not an almost sure sign thet “Closed Hegemony” or “Colluding Dyads” are at work?
Fooling democracy, fooling us, and in so doing putting at risk the future of our Grandchildren.
Let’s listen and let’s respond to all the voices! Let’s start with Vendana’s