Democratic Revolution Handbook
Why we're losing - and how to start winning

Green Island Books
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Democratic Revolution Handbook
by
Dave Patterson
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Democratic Revolution Handbook
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From Hastings to Green Island
a word or three on the Writer

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Green Island, Dave's magnum opus, a story of a modern social democracy where We the People have finally displaced the bankers from our government, and established the first real Democracy on our planet. The old rulers are not about to sit idly by and allow the work of centuries to be undone by a band of hippies, of course, and attempt a regime change with their military arm, the US hegemon. This regime change attempt gets a bit of a shock, however. Green Island too has something a little harder under the green glove.

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A Serpent's Tale - Dave's parable about what we are doing to our planet - when you look into the abyss, even if you have no idea what you are doing - be careful - the abyss is looking back ...

What Happened?
In the 60s we were a few short steps away from the dream of democratic peace and prosperity our ancestors had fought for for centuries - and here we are as the first decade of the 21st century stumbles to an end on the edge of the abyss with nothing but grim in sight as chaos and turmoil threaten from all sides -
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Knowledge is like a candle. When you light your candle from mine, my light is not diminished. It is enhanced and a larger room is enlightened as a consequence. - Thomas Jefferson

80% of us support 'social democratic' values, yet the small minority who wish a laissez-faire 'dog-eat-dog' capitalist pseudo-'democracy' of, by and for the elite are winning. What's happening? Why are we losing this epic battle? How can we get back on the path to a true Democracy?



The Democratic Revolution Handbook

I dunno davy, why should we listen to you, eh? You use a lot of bad language nice children don't use, and your writing could clearly use some editing, and you seem to have subscribed to a lot of, you know, crazy conspiracy theories - I mean, we have all these very learned academic types on the CBC, with nice suits and lots of big words and stuff who offer some pretty cogent-sounding analyses of what's been going on here, talking to the lovable people they call 'journalists' on the CBC, you know, Ms Tremonti and the incomparable Michael Enright and the wonderful Paul Kennedy and Peter Mansbridge and the rest we all look on as our highly respected and honest and really smart senior brothers and sisters guiding us through difficult times, and doing a great job of it as they tell us often enough - why should we listen to you and not them, eh?

Well - as the man said, how's that been working out for you, eh, listening to the 'friendly' academics and such they give you on the CBC? Do you feel albert - if you do what you always did, you'll get what you always gotbetter off than you were 20 or 30 years ago, after listening to these guys and women telling you what's happening, and what you should think about it and do (or actually sit quietly by and let our Leaders do), all that time? Be honest now. Me, I might have a working class tongue and hair and attitude and poor taste in clothes and like a beer or two of an evening, but I also have been thinking for myself all my life, and reading and thinking all over the place as I tried to figure what was going on in my country and world, and have a lot of new ideas, or at least ideas you won't hear on Ideas or other places on your CBC, non-CBC ideas that might turn on some lights in your brain that need turning on if you're really serious about fighting for a better Canada, rather than letting these barbarians finish the job they've been working on the last few decades - closing down Democracy all over the world, and creating a great new 4th Reich, a New World Feudalism, based on their Mammon Capitalist religion and run by the High Priest Bankers, a New World Order they intend to last even longer than 1,000 years.

Up to you - if you're happy with the way our country has been going the last few decades, and are content with more of the same, or maybe sure we have some problems but the fine folk at the CBC and those they have on to talk about our problems are offering great analysis and advice and helping us get through these difficult times as best we can expect - there's no reason at all to listen to me, I'll just put some troubling thoughts into your head. If, however, you're getting a bit unhappy with the same old same old as offered by the CBC et al - read on. Nothing to lose (you're not really going to fall far behind in your life if you miss a few hours of twitter or more 'analysis' of Rob Ford on the CBC), and, I assure you, much to gain, if you're interested in the kind of 'deeper truths' that are barred from the CBC that can save our country from the new dark ages that are, seriously, not too far off if we all don't start doing things a bit differently.



Introduction
Kumi Naidoo: "We can believe that change is impossible, or too expensive, or naive, and consign the fate of this earth to death by business as usual. Or we can fight back. We can stand up and say that a better world is not only possible, it's being built right now, by the individual and collective acts of courage of every one of us."

Part I: Pretend this, pretend that - our pretend society
The master gamesmen have set up a pseudo-society for the kids to play in - pseudo-democracy, pseudo-debt crises, pseudo-'free, democratic media'

Part II: The Corporate Reactionary Revolution:

Part III: The Democratic Discussions

Part IV: In closing ....




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