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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 May '09 10:09
    Is "soundbite democracy" in fact detrimental - perhaps even fatally so - to healthy deliberative and genuinely interactive democracy?

    The world is a complex place and its very difficult to convey all the available information on any issue. Explaining the context, accuracy, probability and every other factor involved in a point of view is nigh on impossible and not even useful if you are trying to convince someone of your argument. So the simplification of your message can easily sully the vast and complex 'truth'.
    http://interactivedemocracy.blogspot.com/2009/03/strap-lines-and-sound-bites.html

    Can ALL responses to this question, and ALL responses to other posters, please be in the form of SOUNDBITES, strictly no longer than TEN words?

    Let's see what comes of it.
  2. 24 May '09 10:22
    They're taking our jobs!
  3. 24 May '09 10:24
    Of course it is. No system of government is perfect, but of course overall I think a Democracy is best.

    In a dictatorship people grab for power by use of military coups, assassating the leader or other other methods.

    In a democracy the opinions of the masses are the key to power so character assassination, lies and deliberate misleads because the rule of thumb.

    The only way to offset the latter problem is for the people to be aware of this and to keep themselves well informed. Unfortunately in the US the people do a horrible job of that.

    This is why I'm a huge fan of organizations like factcheck.org. They call out both sides on their BS.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 May '09 10:31
    Rules are made to be broken!
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 May '09 10:39
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    They're taking our jobs!
    Rethink. Reskill. Hold tight for the trickle down.

    [8 words]
  6. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    24 May '09 12:24
    Originally posted by FMF
    Rethink. Reskill. Hold tight for the trickle down.

    [8 words]
    Soundbites, the enema of democracy!
  7. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 May '09 13:01
    Originally posted by kmax87
    Soundbites, the enema of democracy!
    There will be no soundbites when I am in charge.

    [10 words]
  8. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    24 May '09 15:56
    Originally posted by FMF
    There will be no soundbites when I am in charge.

    [10 words]
    Death to all Dictators!

    [4 words]
  9. 24 May '09 16:02
    I regret that I made an error in (soundbite) judgement
  10. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    24 May '09 17:08
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b]Is "soundbite democracy" in fact detrimental - perhaps even fatally so - to healthy deliberative and genuinely interactive democracy?

    [quote][i]The world is a complex place and its very difficult to convey all the available information on any issue. Explaining the context, accuracy, probability and every other factor involved in a point of view is nigh ...[text shortened]... e form of SOUNDBITES, strictly no longer than TEN words?[/b]

    Let's see what comes of it.[/b]
    Nothing is fatally detrimental to democracy! Democracy always lives on!

    (10 words)
  11. 24 May '09 17:44
    Capitalism and democracy together lead to freedom.

    (7 words)
  12. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    24 May '09 22:14
    Originally posted by generalissimo
    Capitalism and democracy together lead to freedom.

    (7 words)
    Capitalism and democracy have nothing to do with one another.

    (10 words)
  13. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    24 May '09 23:38
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Capitalism and democracy have nothing to do with one another.

    (10 words)
    Democracy grew to rein capitalism in.

    [6 words]
  14. 24 May '09 23:41
    Yes we can ! Yes we can! Yes we can!
  15. 24 May '09 23:44
    Give me liberty or give me death