We get less confused or off-track when we spell out our beliefs and goals.
I define democracy as the belief and practice that no one is more valuable than anyone else, and societies must work for the needs of all of us.
I think this can work because we have no long-term conflicts of interests.
The goal should be a better world. Democracy is just an important tool.
Democracy must stop anything that attacks democracy. That includes blocking bigots from being representatives or having free speech. When we’re weak in fighting the wicked, we’re wicked against the weak.
Laws must limit the reach of anti-democratic religions and cooperations, to stop the spewing of hatred and hoarding of money. There go 2 holy cows.
Personal ‘freedoms’ that cause hurt must be opposed and alternatives offered. That’s what a caring society must do. There go 2 more holy cows.
Democratic states must work to uproot any dictatorship and autocratically ruled nation. We must watch that in doing so, we don’t support terrorists.
Collectively, we must retreat from damaging and hurting others, animals, nature, and the environment, and from taking us dying for granted.
No one is above the law or suspicion. All must be supervised and checked nonstop. Without this oversight, crime will pay, and safety will be lacking.
Good people must be taught to be less naïve no less than bad people must be taught that life for the good of everyone better answers their needs.
We should prioritize empathy, honesty, respect, modesty, and generosity.