Ladies & Gentlemen,
In the present and recent current events, we have been suddenly brought upon the realities of human government as practiced. If the intelligent Citizen, of any nation, particularly the United States as per this book, Architecture for a Third American Republic,
will dare to contemplate, reassess logically, mathematically, scientifically and socially, based on our knowledge of history, the validity of real self-government; then one has a tremendous mountain of provocative conclusions to consider.
Especially, in the past year, but over many years, I have been left to wonder if humans are really able to govern themselves. Is representative government in this personal computer age, able to be replaced by Direct Representation by each Citizen? Is the dream of self-government really viable to actually practice, or have we only been entertaining a fantasy, driven by the allowance to just consume and be of a directed behavior by modern techno-lords?. If the dream bantered by supposedly democratic republics is such a treasure to be lived, then why has such modern techno-industrial-fuedalistic means been needed, as police and representative governance?
As a scientist and mathematician, I ponder herein and question with myself, the pros and cons. If we look at human history, despite all the bravado and cheerleading, history has not well shown much evidence for the advertisements of democratic republicanism in practice.
It takes a special kind of Citizen to educate and act upon more altruistic motives of the group, above the self. Even modern corporations as are empire building, as the more historic empires have been and are. If we cannot even get far off the planet, then how can we get to the stars? Am I mistaken or not, that human free will is more limited than we want to know, and after all we crave in time someone to finally guide us?