Democracy. Is it real, an illusion, or a con? Our elections look like political coups where we are forced to choose between different groups of aristocrats to rule us every few years. Weapons have changed, instead of swords and soldiers we have manipulation of media and elections.

Gang Politics Book by Riley Smith & Al Errington

From our book Gang Politics

“So many governments around the world call themselves democracies. But are they really? There is voting. But does voting make a democracy? Does some type of election process, any type of election process, actually qualify as democracy? What is democracy really?

Does democracy mean just having some type of election process for choosing our rulers? Or should democracy mean having a government that serves and is accountable to its people rather than serving rulers?” #gangpolitics

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