“The issue today is the same as it has been throughout history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”
I agree. That is the source of all the current chaos in the world today. If people do decide to rule themselves, it will be done through diplomacy and consensus. The elite have a different, more militant approach.
We the People could still take the decision to govern ourselves. It may not be an easy choice but it would be worth our time to study the options because our future will be determined by the willingness of citizens to participate in the process. We need to know what goes on behind the scenes if we are to make wise decisions.
The choice before us is whether people are willing to make the effort to live within the framework of a “holistic social dogma” with dignity as a sovereign individuals or whether they will be so irresponsible that they are content to be controlled in world that follows the current “materialistic social dogma”.