Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Element of The Day
Community Will

The Ideal of Egalitarian Governance
Along the spectrum between Authoritarian and Egalitarian Governance, the primary question is “Who’s will is being represented?” In Authoritarian Governance, the will is solely that of the Authority. The ideal in Egalitarian Governance is the expression of Community Will. This is the averaging of the will of all the people in the community.
The Value: Collaboration
Through community will, we learn the value of collaboration. Under the right circumstances (diverse, educated, informed), the community will can better provide for the needs of the community then can small authoritarian forces. Collaboration is the result of a tension between Harmony and Cacophony. Too much toward either extreme and the will of the community will not be properly calibrated.