Indeed, Ms Starr, the flaws are built into the documents. The social contracts we are obliged to accept wherever we live. A close look at how they work will show how they are designed to limit power, the ability to act, to a very small number and force the vast majority to simply react to what they do. For instance, the people are told that they are limited to participating at just certain times and places. Those times and places are then placed under tight control of that very small elite. The elites write the agenda, maintain total control of the meeting process, have one sided comment periods that excuses themselves from accountability and almost never share the full range of information and what little there is rarely appears in a timely manner.
At the invitation of friends I joined them last night in the viewing of the movie “I Am Not Your Negro.” Almost everything I speak of and allude to in the above paragraph is starkly and excruciatingly played out in the history of the US in relation to black and all other color, ethnic and cultural minorities including a big slice of their own indentured white brethren. The same interpretation of democracy that allowed for this history is closely mirrored in state and municipal charters. This interpretation is designed to maintain the status quo. From Jamestown and Plymouth Rock to this moment our formal structure has locked us into oppression. Our social contracts disabled our ability to see and react to reality. Now it has become clear that what our ruling elites told us was best and greatest was fatally flawed. Mother Nature is bringing us the message. She is not afraid of tear gas and tasers and prisons. She doesn’t care if we film and archive every second of everything she does.
She is about to make the correction she ultimately always makes. It is scary. And we are paralyzed with fear. To this point. But most of us are still alive. We can still make different choices.
If there is anyone out there who wants to live under a better social contract please get in touch.