Mr Democracy

A written constitution for the UK (made in China)


  • Welcome to Mr Democracy, the story of a British artist who set off to get a written constitution for the UK made.
    Understanding the changing balance of power in the world, and with a nod to Britain’s ‘democratic’ ventures across the world, he chose to get it written in China, and ship it back to the UK.
    Read more under 'about' and in the many blog entries.

Why democracy?

Posted by mrdemocracy on 04,04,2008

Check out this great project! From the website:

“Democracy is arguably the greatest political buzzword of our time and is invoked by everyone – but what does it mean? Can it be defined, measured, safeguarded? Can it be sold, bought, and transplanted? Can it grow? Can it die? What does it mean to people who can’t even talk about it? What does it mean to people who don’t believe in it? What does it mean to you?”

They have a point, don’t they? This has confused and worried me for some time too, the use of the word democracy as if (a)it was understood the same by everybody and (b)its a battle between good and evil. The hypocrocy of its use is also troubling (bear in mind I’m British – see SCOPA).

Check the project out here:

www.whydemocracy.net

Unfortunately, part 1 has dissappeared from you tube.
Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Click the video to go to youtube, from there you’ll be able to search for others.

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