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Progressive Democratic Model Breaks the Ice
Progressive Democratic Model can be such a method. Here is the brief explanation of the idea of Progressive Democratic Model (details could be found at my book <<Dissolve Power Progressively—Layer by Layer>> and <<Progressive Democratic Model-the Third Choice for
The first step is to organize self government committee in villages, vote for village head, who makes decisions for the village. The village people follow only one rule—enforce their own decision, approve their own leader, do not follow current government’s decision or designation.
Through this, the village can achieve self government. When most of the
villages in one county reach this step, they should begin next level—village heads form a self governing committee, making decisions for the county, and elect county officials. From now on, the village heads only follow the county officials, and do not follow the government assigned officials. The county becomes more autonomous. Step after step, from village to county, country to state, region, the whole
This model has little technical difficulty when putting into action. The older model for political change is the “transformation of structure”, which requires complete change of the system in the beginning. It either needs the government’s approval, or it has to overthrown the government in power. All these can not be achieved in the near future. Progressive Democratic model changes its building blocks, starts from the social units on the bottom. Each unit controls its own matters, and elects self-government in a progressive manner for each level. Each unit is in a small & flexible format, therefore can act freely.
Current problems the model facing is the suppression of the CCP government. CCP government always suppresses on democratic movement, and persons involved should have the courage to face it. If the persons have the courage to insist, then progressive democratic model will go forward. For an instance, when the county head elected by the villager was put into jail, what next? Elect another one. Village heads from the same county can vote easily. Even the current government assigned county official hold the county seal & office, if no village heads follow him, he has no power. If the second county head was jailed, we can vote the third. If all the village heads elected were put into prison, then new village head can be elected, and new county leader can be elected from them. This process involves no forces, only one following another to prison, and uninterrupted election. In this case, unless the CCP autocratic government jailed every one in the county, the election process will continue.
Can the CCP government jail all the people? They can jail all people maybe in one village, but impossible for a county. The prison is not big enough, and the world will not allow it. Therefore, it several village start this model, our first mission is accomplished. On the road ahead, it would be uneven paths with violent storms, but each step we take bring us one step closer to victory. We control our own fate, and depend on no
one. If we can get through the hardships in the beginning, our path to democracy will become broader and easily.
When each district, city, & region in
Correction to “the middle path”
I conclude “the middle path” into one phrase—“Stay in
“The Middle Path” achieves “self-government” through Democracy. But if we apply the current congressional representative system, there is no guarantee that
Why is that? Democratic transformation is the shuffle machine of relocation of power & resources. More potential candidates appear on the stage of congressional representative system. They all want to be voted. Any racial problems that trigger the public emotions become the hot spot of discussion. Politicians utilize the hatred of the suppressed races, fuel up the flame of racial conflicts.
The spaces opened by democratic transformation will bring many medias on the stage. They all mark their territory in the market & compete with each other with various races trying to catch the public’s attention. Among all topics, the most heated discussion will be racial confliction. All medias join the race of being the representative of the victimized race, reporting their persecution & heat up the racial
The public crowds are always moody and lack of logical thinking. They can be easily misled by calling for morale. Politicians & Medias are good at inciting & magnifying racial conflicts. After public media forms its trend, the politicians and Medias come back asking for votes & selling their advertisement, which feed the public appetite more specifically. Politicians, Medias and the public act accordingly and cause the race to the extreme on racial conflicts.
Therefore, I suggest adding “progressive” before the “democratic system” of “the middle path”, and changed to “Stay in
Make CCP feel safe
Resolving Tibetan issues can be measured in two standards. One is make CCP feel safe, the other is prosperity of
If one is familiar with common people’s living, he will notice most of Han people do not care if
When people joined together and form a nation, acknowledgement of mutual culture background from each individual is the fundamental requirement. It is not created instantly in people’s mind. It needs to be planted and spreaded by those elite members from the social group. Yet human’s individualism has many variances. When agreeing with specific opinions, like independence of the ethnic group, it only reflects one
specific direction. That direction could be replaced by other concerns, i.e. fear of going into war. Elite members of social group usually mislead people on predefined questions, and then claim that as the public’s opinion. They hide or avoid other questions.
The public can not understand macro issues exceeding what they have experienced. They react passively to the questions those elite members
designed. It looks like what the public vote for is according to their will. But it’s only fanaticism controlled by the elite social group members, which as a result, turns the pursuit of independence from the elite members of the social group into public interests.
In the terms of progressive democratic model, people elected advocate for the committee elected. Each member of the committee represents interest of the lower level committee who elect them. National interests could be formed through Progressive Committee in a progressive manner, which avoids being controlled by the elite social group members since it does not require their guidance.
Progressive democratic model achieves self-government for each social unit, and protect their freedom & fairness, while acknowledging their difference. Independence of Tibet is no longer important. Independence of Tibet may offer elite social group members bigger stage to perform, but is meaningless to the common people. Getting rid of social elite group members’ control will focus more on reality issues, and weaken the forces of independence..
Till that time, Medias & elite social group members can still stir up public’s radical emotion. But the nature of public authority elected from each level will protect the decisions from higher office through “layers of protection”, which also save the higher authority from being involved or being directly affected by public opinions.
The improvement of the Progressive Democratic Model is also the process of selection of social awareness through each level. The final stage calls for the election of The Committee of Whole Tibet Region among representatives from lower states, regions, & cities. The committee holds the highest awareness of
, & Unite with Han & all other ethnic groups Tibet
Let’s examine again how progressive democratic model can make
Progressive Democratic Model not only cut forces for Tibetan independence, it also prevents expansion of ambition when the model is practiced in a larger scale. Since each democratic unit is self-governed, its nature cares more about its own interests. This prevents
Progressive Democratic Model not only decentralizes
Prevent control of democracy by religion
Democratic spirit first appears as the awareness of individualism & freedom on choices of variety. If majority of people submit their political judgments & social rights to people who work for religion, then it is the extension of religious power. Religious involvement in politics needs no control of power. It can be achieved through democracy. If one day religious power falls into the hand of a dictator, democracy may cause more damage by helping the dictatorship.
This concern is not against religion, it helps to protect the supreme status of religion in
Progressive Democratic Model has two functions: one is to unite groups of loosely organized people; the second is to stop the affect of stronger forces of macro-elements. These two functions are equally important. Congressional Representative system is a macro-politic system. Due to its overlapping with religious leadership on the macro-level, it could be easily affected by religion, and it could restrict religious activity for the same reason. Progressive Democratic Model separates religion & politics without challenging the supreme status of religion, it avoids confliction of this two parties. This is extremely important for
Different Ethnic groups form a republic government
Congressional representative system is the political ruling from top to bottom. The ruling structure allows only one group leadership. In a society of political groups against each other, whoever gets power means the other party losing power and being controlled. If the losing party is big enough, the society usually suffers being unstable or in a deep split.
Take Tibetan congressional representative system for an example, CCP is very likely to lose during the fights for power. This is unacceptable to CCP. Progressive Democratic Model has no win or lose of political groups. Election is loosely held among several committees, which has no predefined territory, nor grounds for political groups. CCP members &Tibetan leaders in exile are equal in each committee. Therefore, Progressive Democratic Model is more easily accepted by CCP government.
The first problem
I.E. both Tibetans in exile and CCP members can have their own governing body, follow their own policies, promote their own culture & protect their own members. Communications between different self-governing groups proceeds in the higher level of progressive democratic model. Members of that level are more open minded and willing to negotiate. Progressive Democratic Structure allows mutual existence of different political groups, and promotes their cooperation. After enough time of transition, conflicts among different political groups start to melt away.
For the same reason, Progressive Democratic Model is more suitable to regions with multi-ethnic groups, especially places where “small ethnic groups reside densely” or “big areas loosely reside by many ethnic groups”. First step is to achieve self-government of own ethnic group in small densely populated areas, ensure their ethnic culture and living not being affected or suppressed by other ethnic groups. When progressive structure reaches a higher level, members elected from different ethnic regions should form managerial committee, and form a republic of multi-ethnic groups. “Different nature & same structure” should be the effective model of solving ethnic problems.
Tibet will influence China
Progressive Democratic Model has its advantage in solving Tibetan problems, and remains a suitable path for the transformation of Democracy in
For a better future of Tibetan people,
Feb. 11, 2007