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Tiered Democratic Governance

Chapter 1: A Tale of Two Nations
Chapter 2: Limitations of Democracy
Chapter 3: Tiered Governance
Chapter 4: Consultation
Chapter 5: The Advisory Board
Chapter 6: Western Democracy Transition
Chapter 7: Authoritarian Rule Transition
Chapter 8: The Post-Transition
Chapter 9: Obituary

The activist movement known as “Occupy Wall Street” shows the disparity between the aspirations of “the 99%” and results of the political process. While all sorts of political pundits, political commentators, and political philosophers are quick to speculate the future as a result of these peaceful protests, none are questioning why citizens should be protesting to get their voice heard to effect the societal changes they desire? Doesn't the necessity of protests actually show that the democratic system is broken, thus are we not attaining our true human potential?

Instead, no political commentary is even challenging that a significant part of this disparity has its roots in western democracy, a social engineering invention emanating from the 18th century. It seems strange that we have evolved past the modes of transportation and communication of that era, yet it is still not politically correct to suggest western democracy is becoming obsolete in these times of a more educated society, internet and social networking, and increased globalization.

According to Dave Volek, the author and inventor of Tiered Democratic Governance (TDG), the desired subconscious effect of this “Occupy” social movement is to bend any or all political parties towards a certain political direction. When this objective has been partially attained, these protesters will return to their regular lives, occupations, and recreations, leaving the political process to those overly ambitious citizens competing for political influence and political power. In essence, while most world citizens have a great desire for a better world, they neither want to invest the time to make these societal changes themselves nor change their attitude towards improving political participation. TDG does not offer the citizenry such political lethargy, and this is why the TDG has not gone anywhere since being introduced on the internet in 2009.

You, the political watcher, now have a very important choice to make. Either you can assume that the western democratic model is working well and you only need to elect the right political leader or political party to set the right course for humanity, or you can spend two hours reading about the concept of Tiered Democratic Governance just to see whether this unacknowledged thinker has something important to say about future of governance: a future with more citizen involvement and decision-making via true societal consultation—and without political parties and their limitations to building a better society.

The writer has done all he can to advance the TDG cause; the next step really belongs to you!

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