The future of democracy
Are we close to the edge?
History shows that when populism starts to affect the language of mainstream politics, things change from that moment onwards. When a demagogue comes to power, they start to change the judiciary, the electoral system, the constitution, and society becomes polarised.
These are worrying times for people who are interested in truth.
People’s faith in democracy is fading and democracy itself is far more fragile than we can assume.
Whenever nationalism is on the rise, we also see a rise in sexism, misogyny and homophobia as people find it easier to express intolerance towards the minorities; it’s suddenly become ok to say these things.
After every financial crisis, the political landscape favours the rise of far-right and nationalism. But, economic inequality isn’t the only reason.
To solve this, we need to bring more diverse voices into the open space.
We need to talk about the many inequalities we have been suffering too long.