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"Democracy Requires The Consistent Disruption Of Silences"

Last week Mick Fealty (aka Slugger O'Toole) wrote an interesting Comment Is Free piece on the internet's impact on democracy.

He ends with a wonderful quotation from US-based Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko:

"I left Poland in search of democracy and found it was more like a phantom always shifting and constantly lingering on the horizon. Once it is given to someone, it changes. In fact, it needs to be remade every day. It requires the consistent disruption of silences and the [utterance] of things that people do not want to hear."

In the past I've used phrases such as 'poking the pig' to describe this consistent disruption. Henceforth, I'm with Wodiczko.


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