informed populace/citizenry

It is important to know what your role is as a citizen and how you can fulfill it. … …an informed citizen is having sufficient and sufficiently reliable information or knowledge to be able to understand a subject or situation and make appropriate judgments or decisions regarding it.

Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights. – Thomas Jefferson (from Thomas Jefferson, An Informed Populace is Essential to Liberty)

An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people. – Thomas Jefferson

this is perhaps the main reason democracy is killing us .. informed populace ness

assuming we have something missing.. that we need to be informed/educated about.. in order to make decisions (that have already been picked out for us)

what the world needs most is the energy of 7bn alive people.. that begs we let go of control.. and trust everyone (has to be everyone or it won’t work)

ie: undisturbed ecosystem: ‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows


adding page this day:

eric and cathy on democracy and informed populace/citizenry

TED Talks (@TEDTalks) tweeted at 5:27 AM – 29 May 2019 :
“Democracy is one of the most faith-fueled human activities there is. Democracy works only when enough of us believe democracy works. It is at once a gamble and a miracle.” @ericpliu (

no.. love/interconnectedness is.. democracy is too much about decision making.. love/interconnectedness is about curiosity

comment to tweet:

Democracy can’t exist without an informed citizenry.

and then another tweet at time:

Cathy Davidson (@CathyNDavidson) tweeted at 5:30 AM – 29 May 2019 :
This should be something we do not need to say but we need to say it over and over. Corollary: there is not democracy without an informed populace. There is not success in life without curiosity, creativity, and an openness to learning. (

this is main reason democracy is killing us (and perpetuates by calling it a given.. ie: shouldn’t need to repeat)..  informed populace

love/interconnectedness trusts that all we need is already in us


Stephen Hurley Loves Radio! (@Stephen_Hurley) tweeted at 5:57 AM – 15 Feb 2020 :
Framing the current tensions in Ontario education as a type of PR war is insulting to those working in education AND to the public. This is not about winning the hearts of a malleable consumer. It’s about reclaiming the idea that public education is a vital organ of democracy. (

this is one reason why democracy ness unsettles me.. informed citizen ness et al.. perpetuating the supposed to’s/cancer.. of school/work

red flags


know\ledge .. taleb knowledge law.. et al

the deeper cancer is thinking we need to be an informed citizenry

intellect ness et al



democracy ness