France established democracy. The French “bourgeoisie” revolution saw government by the people, and the American Revolution too. Democracy has since been hijacked by capitalism. These two historic events were also influenced by money. The US now is only partially democratic, it attempts to prevent many people from voting. Australia has the right idea, voting is compulsory and if you don’t you pay a large fine.
Eveyone should participate in democracy. Communism had the right idea, financial equality, but it too has been hijacked by greed. Let’s build a new political system called Empathy whose focus is the well being of humanity, not for profit. Let’s evolve in this the information age and move past the industrial age, move past money.