caribny posted:Iguana posted:That Carib sees it as a prerequisite to forming policies and resolving the racist climate is something I disagree with. I do not see the 2 as mutually exclusive. They are both necessary and can be achieved together.
I actually see that as two simultaneous activities.
What is needed is an analysis of the contemporary reasons for ethnic angst. This not being "dialogue between the races" as I dont consider either blacks nor Indians to be monolithic, nor do I think that either has unique spokespeople credible enough to advocate for them.
...I dont know what D2 is talking about because he is very vague but I do know that in places where measures were put in place without recognition of the underlying issues all that happened was that plaster was placed on a septic sore. South Africa being case in point.
The reasons for ethnic disunity is always in culture, religion, land, oppression. If culture and religion is allowed to be freely expressed, land problems addressed equitably and systems placed to supervise and coerce compliance, dispute and competition is decreased proportionally.
Constitutions are to be developed by a cross section of our people with our thinkers and legal scholars guiding the path. Every community should be invested by having the principal portions that define the government be vetted locally and informed opinion develop when it is put to a referendum. What the Granger regime did is passed it off to political elites, some of whom are greedy bitches.
I am not vague. I cannot tell you what is necessary. That is like asking me to write t he document. I can tell you the scope, a bill of rights....a system that devolves local processes to local people, and enumerated rights of office with everything else not mentioned defaulting back to the people. I can suggest we have a bicameral system ( in this instance) since over lapping constituencies in an upper house can help with cooperation between majority ethnic groups in districts of the lower house. I can say we need a primary system for selecting eligible candidates for office and that we need a cabinet that is made up by the best in the society who must be nominated and approve by a majority vote in both houses. I can suggest a variety of electoral systems to mediate ethnic dominance but these are all issues to be proposed, debated and the best selected then the nation approves.
I can be vague in the systems part because there are dozens of arrangement that can suit our needs.