The Science of Democracy

If I Had My Way
One Man's Opinion -- for what it's worth.


To: Amy Klobuchar - U.S. Senate 

To: Al Frankin - U.S. Senate

To: John Kline - U.S. House

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 23 Jun 2016 12:00 CDT

Subject: Serving the Voter??

I will not be voting this coming November -- unless there is some kind of change in our method of doing business with each other. I have no specific complaint with the three of you except your inability to demonstrate that you know something about solving problems. After all, that is your job, right??

The presidential election is so far out of kilter as to be dangerous - neither potential candidate has demonstrated the ability to understand the real problem (the core cause of all of our problems).

Now we are supposedly a democracy, a government Of the People, By the People and For the people. "The People" are the last concern in this country -- except for their vote every once in a while (As long as that vote is controlled like all the reset of their behavior).

Supposedly, (I like that word), we pass laws to control human behavior; however, we have all kinds of other mechanisms that are far more effective. Religion is designed to control behavior, Education is designed to control behavior -- the list goes on and on.

The Personal Computer and the Internet are designed to control behavior -- however, they are unique -- they can be programmed, which means that their control can be controlled.

The present computer/internet combo is programmed to make a small group of people very rich -- and it has been highly successful; however, we are starting to see the down side of that gross mistake -- the People are becoming very angry. But nobody is talking about that anger -- they are all concerned about other behavioral things.

In other words, the government has failed to their job as has a number of other groups. And it is not that we don't have thoughts about the problems and ideas about solutions - millions, no, billions of them.

The core problem is that we have failed to develop a system for the People to talk to each other -- a system that encourages the people to learn from each other in an effort to find the best answers.

Your web centered so-called Email system is a complete failure. Because I am capable of programming my own computer, I have created my version of a solution -- a Database to store and manipulate all the data, with a standardized Email system for communication. If I use your system I fail to get a copy in my database.

I post my opinion to my web site -- that part is legitimate -- you and other people can read my opinion and send me their/your opinion -- we can have a good respectful discussion. However, we need to create the ultimate system to encourage people to work together. And we need government to control the process.

Now, this is getting pretty long, so let me summarize with a couple  of facts, imho 

The Computer will never replace the human being because the computer can not think, and never will. Therefore, the computer must be programmed to help the human being, which means that the human being must adjust to some standardizing of the human/machine interface, which means that humans will need to learn to cooperate, as opposed to competing for need satisfaction.

One last comment to emphasize my concern -- I don't understand how a government like ours can run a mail system that requires court approval to read someone else's mail and then allow private industry to build a system that violates that philosophy.

WE MUST FIX THE COMPUTER/INTERNET COMBO -- FOR THE SAKE OF THE ENTIRE WORLD -- THE PEOPLE DESERVE NOTHING LESS.

Thanks for your attention.

To be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).

BTW, I am working on a replacement system for individuals -- and I sure could use some help. Please see http://pdmsb.com, a work-in-process.

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