Working on an official Dutch Ubuntu Movement I'm now contemplating on how a Council of Elders or a complete Community Gathering would come to decisions. Since Ubuntu Contributionism revokes the working of democracy, what decision making mechanism would be used?
Samuel Technically the way the world is run right now ... it's not democracy. Normally democracy is all about everyone making decisions not us choosing a group or an individual to make decisions for us. I think we should just have a big meeting once in a while with everyone in the community to take decisions over laws and how we want to run our community. During these meetings anyone can share their ideas and everyone would vote together over what they wish to be put in place or not.(no one has a vote that's more important than others)
Saturday 12 March 2016, 23:57:24
michael breton These are excellent and important questions. The decision making process is vial. Consensus is one concept to explore. I look forward to hearing of your progress.
Sunday 13 March 2016, 01:15:01
Ton | UPNL Hi Samuel and Michael b, indeed our current system isn't democratic al all. But the democratic way (majority rule) still is faulty in my eyes. Michael Tellinger also speaks very clearly about the fact that Ubuntu communities are ruled by minority rule. But how do we practically make decisions in that way?
Tuesday 15 March 2016, 11:40:32
Ton | UPNL Consensus is a viable way but can really be a dragging process. I would love to hear/read other views on this.
Tuesday 15 March 2016, 11:41:32
Caspar de Rijk The answer must lie in the small group concept of Ubuntu Contributionism, in a group of 12 for example one can talk till 100% consensus.