Wikipedia and the failure of democracy

Wikipedia is undoubtably the most used free online encyclopaedia of our time. Anyone with internet access can write and change Wikipedia articles. Wikipedia applies the ‚democratic‘ principle to knowledge. “That’s a great thing!”, many people might think.

But shouldn’t we be alarmed? For those familiar with the thoughts of 3D Nation, certainly know that democratic principles will not work well for knowledge or science, which are part of the spiritual life dimension (D1) of our society.

And for those asking for empirical evidence, there are numerous critics and documentaries  showing that Wikipedia is intentionally used by private people and organisations to represent certain knowledge in a distorted way. That’s the end of science – and truth.

Wikipedia is shared information, nothing more.

Serious encyclopedia respect the principle of supremacy, of mastery. The democratic principle is wrong there and needs to be limited to the political life dimension (D2) of society.

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Jordan Peterson is on the right track

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist and the author of the multi-million copy bestseller 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, #1 for nonfiction in 2018 in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, Brazil and Norway, and now slated for translation into 50 languages.

In his interviews he is absolutely right to describe supremacy to be a dominant characteristic when it comes to skills and competency. It is what I summarise under the first dimension, D1.

He also absolutely supports egalitarian (legal) frameworks, which allow people to develop and thrive according to theirs individual talents and preferences – among them biologically determined ones. That is the second dimension, D2.

What he seems to be missing (?) is the third distinctively different aspect of life in a modern community: the third dimension = economic life, which is characterised by mutuality (fraternity).

It would be great to have him discover the true reality of those three dimensions in a society. And, logically, that they must be disentangled.

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