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Ed Democracy | October 17, 2014

Ed Democracy | October 17, 2014

I am a:

  • human being
  • father
  • neighbor
  • citizen
  • democracy practitioner
  • permaculture practitioner
  • social systems philosopher
  • community organizer
  • writer
  • cooperative entrepreneur
  • future farmer
  • sailor
  • US Navy veteran for peace through strength of humanity, by humanity, and for humanity

Democracy207.com is a place for me to collect info & links about my priorities, projects, enterprises, memberships, and interests.

The common theme of my work is progress toward:


Greek: demokratia

demos = people

kratos = rule


Words to live by:

Government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

               –  President ABRAHAM LINCOLN

                               Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

               –  President ABRAHAM LINCOLN

                               Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865

There’s been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there’s another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe.

                – ALBERT EINSTEIN

                                History, despite its wrenching pain
                                cannot be unlived, but if faced
                                With Courage, need not be lived again.

                 – MAYA ANGELOU, Inaugural poem
“On the Pulse of Morning”

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. 


Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.


The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.


The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism – ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.

                 – FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

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  • janet Libby says:

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  • Hi Ed, we are kindred spirits! Thank you for being you! I will read your blog and see what you have figured out! I am working on similar concerns! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Ed Democracy says:

      Hi Jenny, sorry I have not responded sooner (SEE: Home & Hearth) Likewise! Right back at you! Thank you for being you!

      If you have not already seen it, I think you would like a movie I just watched, again! Well worth seeing again if it’s been a while. I thought of you when I was watching it! It hilariously, lovingly, and thoughtfully revisits the 60s while bidding good riddance to the 80s and looking hopefully to the future!

      Just watched “FLASHBACK” (1990) – Keifer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Carol Kane – and I had a Rude Awakening:


      WE ARE STUCK IN THE 80s!

      The opening sequence flips through scenes & icons of the 80s…
      …it was eerily similar to: TODAY!
      …it’s all the same…
      …just different!

      Best way to start to leave the 80s?


      It’s a blast from the past!

      Huey Walker (Dennis Hopper) to John Buckner (Keifer Sutherland): “…once we leave the 80s, the 90s are gonna make the 60s look like the 50s!”

      Once enough of us leave the 80s, move forward through the 90s, and begin catching up with present reality, the post-80s world WILL make the 60s look like the 50s.

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