Democracy Has Become the Tool by which the Oligarchs Maintain Power

Have a gander at this short video from Guardian Author and guardian of Democracy, George Monbiot. In it, he explains how the apparently suprising results in global elections which are assumed to be democratic, are in fact being controlled by a few oligarchs who hold the invisible strings of global power.

From a Prout perspective, we would say that this scenario is expected in the phase of stagnancy of merchant rule. In order to move forwards, we need to decentralise the power base, and in particular, the economic base. We need locally run economies and we need to cut off the real power base of the Oligarchs - their funds - right down at the grassroots level. So we are 100% behind George Monbiot's call to create local democracies, local power bases and local economies.