Contact: Roland Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org
LESSONS IN DEMOCRACY
September 14, 2008
Please post this to any lists the subscribers of which might be interested to
learn more about democracy.
Announcing the launch of a new website, http://www.lessonsindemocracy.org
The objective of Lessons in Democracy is to provide a straightforward, short,
yet comprehensive guide to what may be termed the organizing principle for
human society. It is designed for the common man and woman. We want to educate
the people of the world, so we, meaning humanity, can finally escape from our
historical legacy of conflict, repression and dictatorship.
The education comprises twenty 2-3 page lessons, for a total of 50 pages. It should
take only a few hours to read. For this small amount of effort, you will attain
an understanding of democracy that at present few people on earth can match.
If you are from a country that is not yet liberated, winning your freedom is your
first priority. But, you should still be preparing to install democracy when the
day comes, and there is a lot that you can do now. The first task is education,
to learn about the democratic system. You should also be preparing for reconciliation,
between the different groups in your society, and to prosecute the regime for
war crimes, by formally documenting its atrocities.
If you are in a country that is already democratic, you may well wonder why it
suffers so many intractable problems. Democracy is complicated and it has innumerable
pitfalls, all of which can lead to serious difficulties. The solution here again
starts with education, to learn to recognize these pitfalls, and to understand
the different ways through which they may be managed.
Please forward this announcement widely. We will be attempting to contact pro-democracy
groups for every country on earth, but if you know of anyone who might find the
site of interest, please let them know. We are particularly interested in suggestions,
or assistance, on how to alert teachers and students in civics and government,
at both the high school and university levels. (If you are a student, please tell
We are also looking for translators for the lessons into other languages. Our
highest initial priorities are Burmese, Thai, Chinese, Korean and Arabic. In addition
to posting such translations on the website, we have the goal of narrating the
lessons and then broadcasting them into countries that are not yet free.