July 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM
The Coffee Club
They say you should never discuss religion and politics with friends - phooey.
People tend to back their politics like they back their sports team, giving loyal and often blind support to their policies and celebrating each goal in the hope of winning the game. But is it working for us?
Having recently seen a very small part of China for just a short few weeks I find myself questioning the doctrine I've been feed all my life, that of Capitalism good - Communism bad. We've gone to war over that ideology and achieved what?
It is not a game, there are serious repercussions that impact real people sometimes generations into the future. Is the current system working for us, or do we have a better way of structuring our governance system?
This is not a debate over the policies of a given party, but the structure under which our political system works. Keywords include Capitalism, Communism, Feudalism, Republicanism, Democracy, Socialism, Fascism, Imperialism, etc.
Is there with our global instant connectivity now a better way to organise ourselves and perhaps add another word to the list - Globalism, Internet-ism?