This is the strategy I have worked out to rid the deficiencies of our democratic system as much as possible
Crises and problems everywhere on the world. Governments are overchallenged. Instead of resolving them they produce more of them. A battle against windmills which cannot be won.
The root cause of the problems has to be identified and corrected to stop them.
Most of the problems are symptoms of governments which fail. Former German chancellor and insider Helmut Schmidt got to the heart of it when he warned: „The stupidity of governments should never be underestimated.“
Status quo: stupid governments ==> stupid decisions ==> problems and crises
Objective: intelligent governments ==> intelligent decisions ==> less problems and crises
Governments act stupidly because …
1 – they don’t have a long-term target. Instead they act in the short term
2 – they cannot do better (overchallenged with often complex questions in our globalized world, onesidedly influenced by lobbyists, lack of time)
3 – they don’t want to do better (as they often are not primarily geared towards serving common interest but the interests of their party, lobbyists as well as personal interests)
The deficiencies can be remedied by
1. Policy needs a clear defined long-term goal. This could be the answer to the question: „How do we want to live in Germany, in Europe and in the world in 2050?“
All political decisions have to be brought in line with this goal, following the principle: to think globally, to act locally.
The long-term goal would define the political course of the government, including its crash barriers.
2. Better guidance of the politicians ==> by filtering out the most intelligent solutions regarding all questions by:
Taking advantage of the immense potential of people’s knowledge / intelligence / creativity by activating and importing it into a central forum / network.
Only since a few years ago all the prerequisites are met thanks to IT, the possibility of networking and a meanwhile high connectivity.
Using this basis, in public discourses the very best solutions can be filtered out.
Every inhabitant may participate, while official as well as self-appointed ‚experts‘ and NGO’s have more voting rights.
In practice every citizen may pick out those subjects which interest him/her most in order to contribute.
Through highly focussed and structured discourses online as well as offline carefully thought out answers can be found.
The problem: The elected politicians will not necessarily put the solutions into operation which the people considers best.
3. Solution: We (the people which want to actively decide about our future) found our own party with politicians who are willing to put the people’s best ideas into operation.
Would such a party which offers better solutions than the existing parties be elected by voters who could continuously participate in political decisions instead of just having one single voting opportunity once in a term?
Voters in Germany and all other democracies are unhappy with their government’s work.
Such a BEST IDEAS FUTURE party would be the only chance for a profound change and improvement compared to what the existing parties offer.
Because of these reasons I deeply believe that people would love such a party and vote for it.
I imagine inter-connected BEST IDEAS FUTURE parties in all democratic countries all over the world, establishing suitable superior organizations which eventually would replace the UN, the World Bank and the WTO with their questionable structures.