A Real Democracy
On 19th July 2020 Louise spoke at Speakers Corner for the first ever time.
She stood on a chair as her knees were shaking and this is what she said:
Do we want to stay powerless? Without a voice? No! We need to say NO. We want a Real Democracy. A government that is no longer controlled by corporations and the rich and powerful and their Eton mates. This system was designed by the rich and powerful, to keep the rich and powerful, rich and powerful. We want a Real Democracy, that works for and serves the people and where we the people have a voice, we have mechanisms to say no via referendums to unjust legislation and the government to be bound by OUR decision.
We’re all here today because we see the need for and want a change but will it come about because a few hundred of us got together in Hyde Park? No! So we need to join together in our thousands so that we can build one coherent voice that says Enough is Enough. We demand something different, something that will get different results, something that will mean we don’t need to come to Hyde Park and be angry about their mistakes anymore and we demand a Real Democracy.
As Buckminster Fuller wisely said “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” so that is what we have done, we have built a new model which would work for the people, it would give each and every one of you a valued voice like you deserve, it would prevent corruption and there would be HOPE again.
Imagine living in a country where every persons’ needs were valued. Where education was about empowering young people to be free thinkers and confident adults, the work place supported vocation, there was fair tax for all and no tax evasion, those in governance listened to the people and prioritised their needs, no one went without, no children in poverty, healthcare supported people with finding the cause and supporting their natural immune system, a judicial and policing system that was not about profits but about justice and reform. A country that measured its success not on GDP but on the well being of its people.
It seems like a dream, like we couldn’t possibly get there, a mountain too big to move. But I’m here to say to you that we should dream big. WE deserve the BEST.
A future that will mean that our children and our grandchildren can lead a free, happy and safe life for many years to come. To do this we just have to UNITE even with those who we would often be polarised against, this is the time when we have to put aside all of our differences and come together to be part of the change.
This is what we’re doing in Save Our Rights UK, we are joining our voice and demanding a Real Democracy. And do you know it IS possible because for every problem there IS a solution. I couldn’t do it on my own, neither could you, but together? When people come together with a united voice, they can do amazing things, so I urge you all to join together, bring in everyone you know and we CAN move mountains!!”