We are facing Monster Problems ... i.e. BIG impossible-seeming existential issues that must be solved. These monsters are occurring at every level of society, especially at the national level (e.g partisan gridlock) and the global level (e.g. climate crisis).
At the Center for Wise Democracy we offer a breakthrough strategy by which "we" (a few of us) can facilitate "all the people" to come together as "We the People"; face these Monster Issues; reach unity through shifts and breakthroughs; and provide responsible leadership to governments, the economy and the culture. Just adding this "We the People" conversation to the existing national system, for example, transforms our constitutional republic to wise democracy.
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The Social Innovations are ...
2min video introduction to the social innovations
Two possibilities for you
The social innovations described here can spark a transition to "Wise Democracy" and provide a way for us all to participate in solving society's Monster issues. Here are two ways to gain experiential understanding of the validity of these far-out claims.
Illustration ... for the U.S. (3.5 min video)
Currently in the United States bitter political battling obliterates the possibility of collective intelligence. Most people feel excluded from democratic participation. And elected leaders often represent moneyed interests more than their constituents. How might we (just a few of us) facilitate all the people to come together as a wise and responsible "We the People"? ... where We reach shared conclusions and provide responsible leadership to elected leaders? Below is a short video describing how this might happen within a reality TV Show. (3.5 min video):
Two Examples from Austria
Here's are two short videos showing how the state government of Voralberg in Austria is using the Wisdom Council Process to help citizens address and solve contentious issues, like the influx of refugees and land use planning.
To understand this new-paradigm approach most people find it valuable to experience it by taking a seminar. See the seminars on "Dynamic Facilitation."
Check out "Our Story" of how these social innovations and this whole-system strategy came about.