We live in a world where Trump, Bolsonaro, Orbán, Duterte, Erdoğan, and Johnson lead nations. This is a damning indictment of hierarchical/centralised politics and governance structures. Unless we devolve our means of exercising political agency, expect more of the same.

@aral You realise that Trump, Bolsonaro, Orbán, Duterte, Erdoğan, and Johnson are all popularly elected leaders?


@Korsier Yes, that is exactly my point (also, they are “democractically” elected – the meaning of that term being pliable – but Trump, for example, did not win the popular vote.)

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@aral By using the term "democratically" elected are you suggesting that these leaders (or at least their parties) did not get a majority of the vote? For a democracy to work the losing side has to accept the will of the electorate.

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