This is a subject that has been on my mind for years and years.
I believe that democracy and human rights are essential for a happy, prosperous society.
We have, I believe, genuine political rights in the West, including democratic rights.
But the political sphere is constrained by massive inequality in the economic sphere.
Politicians (or our political system) must appeal to those with the power to hinder or harm the economy of the society that might dare to legislate against them or their greater preponderance of resources.
I believe that it is possible to peacefully diminish the power of anti-democratic captialism through our present political process.
We can do this by establishing the human rights of workers within their workplaces, giving them all the powers there, that they possess as citizens within the broader society.