Democracy is the form of government least likely to kill its citizens and that democracies do not wage war against each other. This is known as the democratic peace theory.
-- Rudolph Rummel
Thinking Like A Slave
Everyone is faced with choices every day. A choice could lead to suffering and misery, another joy and prosperity. The way we think and how we make choices will define our lives.
Unfortunately, many people do not see how their actions could be leading to their own suffering. We want to point fingers and believe it's somebody else's fault why we are suffering.
Many of the choices we make are based on our upbringing and the circumstances we were born into. We choose a certain life because of the way our parents raised us and because of the way our grandparents raised our parents. What if we told you these choices could be the way slaves think and behave, and you could be making poor choices for your future or your children future.
Path Out Of Poverty
Over the last 200 years, large portions of the world have gone from extreme poverty to wealth and prosperity. Today we understand better than ever before how people get out of poverty, and we also understand better why some struggle to get out of poverty.
Where you are born can make getting out of poverty easier or more difficult. Regardless of our circumstances, getting out of poverty is achievable for everyone, everywhere.
Democracy & Voting
Many South African's are frustrated with our Democracy. Almost three decades later and it seems like there is little progress. Out of frustration, many people decide to not vote as a form of protest. Some vote the same every year regardless of what happens.
There is often a large number of emotions wrapped up in a person's choices around voting. Often these emotions lead people to make choices that lead to a worse government and a worse life for the people.
Many don't understand how much power there is in voting if used correctly. Through voting, people of a country can easily and peacefully control the government they live under. In doing so, we as a country can change our future.
Patriot Voting System
Many people that want to vote, find choosing who to vote for difficult. Many people don't want to vote for the ANC but look at the long list of alternatives and struggle to connect with any of them.
We all don't want to make the wrong choice. So many would rather just not vote, as this seems simpler than making the choice.
We acknowledge that there is often a lot of strong and stressful emotions around voting for many South Africans. To help people make a choice we have put together a simple system and shortlist of options. The system is designed to get the best possible democratic outcome for the people and looks to take out the stress and emotions from voting.
Your Human Rights
What are human rights? Do they really matter? Should a person living in abject poverty care about their rights?
Many people don't fully understand what human rights are or how they work to change peoples lives. Many South African's are willing to give up certain rights based on a promise from a politician.
Human rights are fundamental to a person getting out of poverty and staying out of poverty. The problem is that many just don't make the connection, or don't understand how to leverage their rights in a way that leads to a better life.
South Africa's Democracy
Many South African's have lost hope and see their country as currently on a one-way path down the drain. Patriot Democracy sees South Africa as an amazing country with a bright future.