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Program on Government and Communication Technology

From: Charles P.
Sent on: Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:56 AM
September 29
From the Success of Modern Democracy to See Our Future - illustrated with powerpoint presentation
Meeting # 3,188 - Li-Ping Yuan, who says:  "From a historic view, democratic ideas have been around for thousands of years, not only in Greece but around the world (see Wikipedia).  Why couldn't democratic systems be successful and sustainable until the last three hundred years.  Then all the monarchies faded away and democracy prevailed.  The answer, I think, is communication technology.  Democracy requires a lot of communications, not just voting.  Voters need to know what are the issues.  Candidates need to communicate to voters about these issues and their solutions.  Discussions and debates are needed between voters and candidates.  These communication could not be realized until the newspaper became available.  Later, telephone, radio, TV, and Internet certainly strengthen the fundamental of democracy.  Any non-democratic or less democratic systems need to control communications in order to keep their system stable.
 
Communication brought down not only the monarchies, but also colonies.  Military forces can no longer control people.  War became less meaningful and will be useless if not already.  These trends are clear, although there are some ups and downs.  Some old culture still exists in current society to slow down the realization of full democracy and world peace.  Two examples are loyalty and patriotism.  Basically, loyalty and patriotism limit people's thinking and choice.  They were needed behaviors in order to build big and strong countries prior to the communication era (before the newspaper available).  However, they are part of road blocks for the advance of our world societies."
College of Complexes, "The Playground for People Who Think" since 1951
weekly free speech forum on social issues and current events
www.collegeofcomplexes.org 
 

Complete Schedule of Upcoming Programs
All meetings open to the public.
 
September 29
From the Success of Modern Democracy to See Our Future
communication and control of people
 
October 6
What Everyone Needs to Know About the Global Warming Hoax
 
October 13
The 2012 Elections:  What Really Is At Stake?
Everyone should present what they think is the most important issue.
 
October 20
Nancy L. Wade, Green Party Candidate for 5th Congressional District + Open Candidates Forum
 
October 27
Presidential Debate:  Obama vs. Romney
 
November 3
Century 16 Theater Shooting:  Too Few Guns
Bill Lee + Andre J. Queen of IllinoisCarry.com
 
November 10
The Cuba Connection - powerpoint presentation on the social, economic, and cultural conditions under communism
 
November 17
Higgs Boson:  Does Discovery of the "God Particle" Mean the End of Physics
 
Nov 24th
Using Social Organization Physics to Choose a Fair, Honest and Genuinely Representative Government
 
Dec 1
The Realities of Global Warming and Climate Change
What Everyone Needs to Know + Why We Have So Little Time to Solve the Problem

December 8
Jesus Made Me a Communist
 
December 15
The Samizdat Press of America - Serious Political Zines as the Medium for Revolutionary Education
 
December 22
A Simplicity Revolution:  Our Lifestyles of Abundance - Can We Afford Them or Not?
rabid Christmas consumerism
 
December 29
Predictions for the Next 100 Years
 
Open
Jan 5, 19, 26
 
Presnetation at 8:00 PM - Every Saturday
Lincoln Restaurant
4008 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago - intersection of Irving Park and Damen
(4000 N - 2000 W)
Free Parking, 1 Block from the Irving Park Stop on the Brown Line, CTA
Tuition $3.00 and food/drink purchase requested by restaurant
Concludes around 10:30 / 11:00 PM
Format: 
Presentation
Questions from Audience
Rebuttals/Remarks
Speaker's Final Comments
 
Questions:  Charles Paidock, Program Coordinator (312) [masked] evenings + weekends, or (312)[masked] cell [address removed]

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