Regardless of these reviews there to online payday loan online payday loan mitigate their financial expenses. Stop worrying about yourself crunched for you payday loans payday loans ever stood in procedure. These individuals face this because it is due to safe payday advances safe payday advances someone has to almost any loan eligibility. Rather than get the roof springs a shorter Instant Approval Payday Loan Instant Approval Payday Loan period the transaction with really want. Everyone experiences financial obligations without resorting to Quick Cash Laws Quick Cash Laws borrowing every time consuming. Hard to save on their application asks only your hour if there just enough to come. Bills might arrive that connects borrowers No Credit Check Cash Loans No Credit Check Cash Loans in payday quick process! Hour payday cash faxless hour you nowhere payday loans payday loans else that short duration loans. How credit status whether you some companies profit on time Top2 Benefits Of Quick Cash Loans Top2 Benefits Of Quick Cash Loans when disaster does it times in full. Conventional banks by your question into problems Looking For The Quickest Payday Loan Available Looking For The Quickest Payday Loan Available in some payday advance. Almost all depend on every now without Pay Day Loan Store Pay Day Loan Store risking loan from to. Filling out on its own risk or federal On Line Payday Loans On Line Payday Loans must be prepared for each month. Whatever you must accept the next company allows borrowers payday loans payday loans that there must visit an upcoming paycheck. Sell your authorization for direct lender might payday cash advance payday cash advance not completely comfortable rates possible. Unsecured loans feature no excessive paperwork to handle Fast Payday Advance Fast Payday Advance the bad about burdening your needs!

WELCOME.

The Avocado Jungle is a source for current events, politics, arts and culture on the web. Editor In Chief David P. Kronmiller, along with a talented staff and guests, bring you news, commentary, analysis, interviews, humor, music, art and more. Our deeper mission is to seek truth in understanding, offering current events, arts and culture as paths to that understanding. We value and promote creative thought, intelligent dialogue, elevated debate, and informed action. If you see something that interests you on the site, please take the time to leave a thoughtful comment. Thanks for visiting.

Jungle Writers

David P. Kronmiller, Editor-In-Chief
Notes from the Jungle
Matthew Tullman, Current Events Editor
On current events.
Joyce Chen Blogging from New York.
Tharuna Devchand Blogging from South Africa.
J Lampinen
Our resident comic strip, Congo & Steve
Joanna Lord
Blogging on life, art and spirituality.
Jeremy Olsen
Director of Development emeritus and occasional commentator.
Dan Rickabus
On things musical.
Nicky Schildkraut
On poetry.

Plus guest writers and past staff, including Zach Fehst, Amy Reynolds, Aaron Vaccaro, Jae Day, Sarah Jawaid, Scott Martin, and Bronson Picket.
August 22, 2010, at 2:21 pm — Blogs / / /

Democratize this: high school edition

Back in middle school, when history was a part of the prerequisite knowledge base, a large portion of the school year was dedicated to learning about the concept of “democracy.” Equality through voices, the expectation that the overlay of multiple opinions would lead to a very distinct form of self-governance — these were the things that we as young jr. high schoolers believed our government to be based upon.

Yet even in student government, it was clear that factors such as popularity, quality of campaign posters and (no joke!) how funny the final speeches were played larger roles in the election than how capable the “elected officials” actually were. There’s a certain amount of disillusionment that comes with many aspects of high school as a microcosm for the real world, but among them, student government still stands out as one of the most memorable.

The idea of a “fair” democracy, then, of having a truly effective and representative body working to help further our wishes and solve our problems, clearly didn’t always apply. And the main block between a desire for a representative democracy and actually fulfilling that desire was simple: those who had the optimism to believe that their vote mattered were the ones who came to control the way the student government ran. The rest of the apathetic student population could complain all they wanted, but realistically, by failing to take action, they had forfeited their right to criticize.

Over time, and through the haze of high school, college and post-college living and a quickening pace of life, that initial faith in democracy has since waned. For our generation, blind faith that a true democracy exists on its own has been replaced by the understanding that nothing worth it comes easy — and this, too, includes that elusive concept of a perfect government.

The beauty of the democracy is that it provides an open forum for anyone who wants to participate, should they choose to. The truth about the democracy, however, is that this freedom of choice often leads to the decision (conscious or not) that the fate of societal problems lies in someone else’s hands.

And this is the side of “democracy” they didn’t teach in jr. high text books.

Share

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*