Website for a Democratic rEvolution

Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution!

What you will find here is a realistic, fast, and efficient (and peaceful) way to transform representative democracy from being focused on the politicians  and driven by special-interest money to being focused on the issues and driven by the people.  

This can be done – it is not fiction or magic.  It’s simply the intersection of philosophy and stock-market technology.  Please continue reading to learn more – at least the first section titled "Blueprints for Intelligent Democracy" for a convenient overview.  

The current implementation of these concepts can be found here:

Egora-ILP.org
Facebook - International Logic Party
Facebook - ILP Members: Egora Discussions

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The purpose of this funding/media campaign is to build a political organizing platform called Egora.  Conjointly, this campaign represents the official beginning of the International Logic Party, on February 23rd, 2018.

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(CopyLeft) 

All ideas presented herein may be freely copied and modified by anyone, but so may be any derivative work.

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TABLE of CONTENTS

Blueprints for Intelligent Democracy

International Logic Party Principles

Egora Website Functionality

International Logic Party Leadership

International Logic Party Founding Members

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Blueprints for Intelligent Democracy
(Edited: July 5, 2019)

Overview: This document very briefly outlines the plans for creating a better world through a rational, efficient, and incorruptible democracy.  Here, the voters give rise to the issues, then the issues give rise to the political candidates, not the other way around (as is currently the case essentially anywhere in the world).  Thus, change is enacted not by the voters pleading to the politicians nor by the politicians pandering to voter factions; change is enacted by the people communicating directly with their fellow citizens through a sincere and thoughtful grass-roots forum.  In this system everyone has equal access to having their voice heard and the influence of special-interest money is marginalized.  Most importantly, however, everyone participates by diligently constructing, openly expressing, and willingly developing their sincere political philosophy.

This system involves two interdependent parts, the first of which is a unique new political party that is united solely by reason as a guiding value: International Logic Party (ILP).  But because a political party dedicated to rationality cannot innately stand for any specific idea, it therefore uses the second part of the system to organize itself: “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas” called Egora.  (“Egora” is a contraction of “electronic” and “agora” – the agora was an ancient Greek public space and market.)  In return, the ILP maintains the Egora for all to use.

International Logic Party:  The ILP consists of any persons anywhere who uphold the five Party Principles.  The ILP exchanges ideas across national borders with the fundamental attitude that to find the best ideas anyone must be allowed to criticize our ideas and that anyone must be allowed to provide a better alternative.  But, of course, all ILP candidate nominations are made locally for the respective government positions.  Also, branches of the ILP are incorporated nationally with their own constitutions, procedures, and autonomous regional leadership.

The first ILP principle is that we should always be open to examining any of our own ideas, especially if we intend to hold public office.  The second principle is that the best way to examine our ideas is to make them as transparent as possible to ourselves and to others.  The third principle is that the Party as an organization will never dictate to anyone what is logical and what is not.  All disagreements about logicality will be settled on a peer to peer basis between Party members, regardless of any of their Party standing.  The fourth principle is that the highest administrative leadership of the Party consists of only one Filosofos Vasileus/Vasileessa (FV).  The role of the FV is to maintain their own Egora and algorithm.  Anyone who claims to be the FV may be the FV; it is the role of the Party members to decide which FV to follow.  The fifth principle is that any candidate running a campaign for the Party nomination or for a public office with the Party nomination may accept funding towards their campaign only from the Party, through the proper channel of Egora.  Any donations received by the candidate through outside means may be used only to promote the Party itself (i.e. to promote logical politics).

Egora:  The Egora is an internet-based networking platform with five essential functions.  First, it allows any person to create their own Ideological Profile (IP), which is a portfolio of their ideas, progressing from the most fundamental observations and theories about the nature of existence to the most practical implementations in laws and social issues.  Second, Egora creates a stock-market-style Idea Dominance Index (IDI) for everyone’s ideas, so that when an idea is supported more strongly it is listed higher on the index.  Third, Egora allows people to organize real-life meetings to discuss specific ideas, including election campaigns, where opponents may also hold the floor.  Fourth, Egora allows ILP members to manage their own election campaign and to support the campaigns of others.  This function will create a list of candidates by cross-referencing the ideas that each candidate supports in their IP to the ideas that are most strongly supported on the IDI.  Subsequently, the ILP members will cast deciding votes for whoever is most rational, authentic, and qualified.  Fifth, being fundamentally a market, Egora will generate revenue from various businesses actors utilizing Egora and its services, the profits of which will be distributed to the ILP members based on how frequently they participate in ILP meetings.  The ILP members will then use those funds to support the political campaigns of whichever candidates they personally prefer.

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International Logic Party Principles (original: February 23, 2018)

The first principle is that we should always be open to examining any of our own ideas, especially if we intend to hold public office.

The second principle is that the best way to examine our ideas is to make them as transparent as possible to ourselves and to others.

The third principle is that no candidate running a campaign for the Party nomination or for any public office with the Party nomination may accept any funding towards their campaign from anyone except the Party.  Any donations accepted by the candidate from outside sources may only be used to promote only the Party itself (i.e. to promote logical thinking).

International Logic Party Principles (revised June 18, 2018; edition: October 10, 2018)

The first principle is that we should always be open to examining any of our own ideas, especially if we intend to hold public office.

The second principle is that the best way to examine our ideas is to make them as transparent as possible to ourselves and to others.

The third principle is that the Party as an organization will never dictate to anyone what is logical and what is not.  All disagreements about logic will be settled on a peer to peer basis between Party members, regardless of any of their Party standing.

The fourth principle is that the highest administrative leadership of the Party consists of only one Filosofos Vasileus/Vasileessa (FV).  The role of the FV is to maintain their own Egora and algorithm.  Anyone who claims to be the FV may be the FV; it is the role of the Party members to decide which FV to follow.

The fifth principle is that any candidate running a campaign for the Party nomination or for a public office with the Party nomination may accept funding towards their campaign only from the Party, through the proper channel of Egora.  Any donations received by the candidate through outside means may be used only to promote the Party itself (i.e. to promote logical politics).

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Egora Website Functionality

User Registration and Personal Information
Upon first joining Egora, every user will be asked to provide their official identifying information.  The purpose of this step will be to help authenticate the personhood of each user and to ensure they are exercising their political influence in the proper region.  If the country/region systematically disenfranchises certain groups of people from political participation, Egora will not acknowledge such discrimination.

Next, the user will have the ability to build a personal profile, providing various information such as biography, photos, links to sources, etc.  Additionally, because one is not required to be a member of the International Logic in order to use Egora, each user will have the option to declare their membership in the Party.  Many of the functions of Egora will be available only to ILP members, and not ordinary users.  The following description of Egora will be tailored specifically to ILP members.

Private Messenger, Wall Posts, etc.

Egora will have a networking and social functions much like any other networking platform.

Ideological Profile
The most important step for all ILP members will be to build their Ideological Profile (IP).  The IP is an original feature of Egora and the first part of Egora’s algorithm.  First of all, the IP serves as a tool of philosophical self-discovery and self-definition, giving the members a unique opportunity to discern, distinguish, and express their most important and fundamentally guiding ideas.  Secondarily, the IP will serve as a means of connecting similarly thinking members to one another, of providing an opportunity to be understood by other members who think differently, and of observing and determining the prevailing thoughts within the Party. 

In their Ideological Profile, the member will create two lists, each of 23 ideas.  The first, “active”, list will be 23 ideas held by the member—including views, values, goals, and policies—in the order of most fundamental to most practical, and thus scored from 23 to 1.  The scoring system will be used by the Idea Dominance Index to determine the dominance of the idea within the Party.  The second, “inactive”, list will be an auxiliary list of ideas, which will all have a score of zero.  The main purpose of this second list will be to allow ILP members to show support for and receive support from the mainstream ideas while allowing them to use the scored position for their own, nuanced and improved versions of those ideas.  Additionally, the ideas on the second list will be given equal weight on the Idea Popularity Index. 

The goal for each person when adding any idea to these lists will be to strike a balance between authenticity and community.  This is because an idea is most effective when it is held in common by the greatest number of people.

Idea Dominance Index
The Idea Dominance Index (IDI) is the “flagship” functionality of Egora, and the second part of Egora’s algorithm.  Specifically, the IDI is a listing of all ideas held by the users according to the composite score given to that idea by the ILP members and other Egora users.  The IDI is the “pulse” of the party; and thus, the entire political candidate voting function is based around the IDI.

However, the important thing to remember is that the dominance of any set of ideas is should never be considered as the International Logic Party “platform”.  This is because the ILP has no actual platform, only the five guiding principles.  All ideas and policies are ultimately supported only by the individual members of the Party.

Idea Popularity Index
The Idea Popularity Index (IPI) is simply an index of all ideas held by ILP members (not other users) based purely on their popularity.  Thus, the IPI will equally recognise ideas from both the active and inactive IP lists.  

For the most part, the IPI is just an auxilary tool available to members to observe the attitudes within the Party.  However, the IPI will serve two vital decision-making functions, which are to determine if the Party wants to keep/replace the Filosofos Vasileus/Vasileesa and if the Party wants to keep/replace Egora’s official currency.

Campaign Manager
When the time comes for the ILP to nominate political candidates, the purpose of Egora is to make that process as efficient as possible, requiring the least amount of effort and resources to arrive at the best results.  Egora will have a robust Campaign Manager functionality for ILP members to announce themselves as candidates, to filter out candidates for various government offices based on the candidate’s ideas, and to vote to approve the nomination of candidates.

The most important feature of the Campaign Manager, the third part of Egora’s algorithm, and the culminating function of Egora will be the Candidate Rank Listing (CRL) for any particular government office.  Naturally, the CRL will display the candidates in descending score order.  The moment that an ILP member declares themself a candidate for a particular office, their ability to alter their IP will become suspended until the end of the primary-election or their withdrawal from the race.  Additionally, because some candidates may become unelectable, the ILP members will be able to alternate between a CRL that displays only electable candidates and a CRL with all candidates (unelectability of candidates explained below).

The candidate rank is initially determined by creating a composite score for 23 of a candidate’s highest scoring ideas on the Idea Dominance Index, out of the total 46 ideas held by the candidate.  Therefore, a candidate may equally receive points for ideas on both the active and the inactive idea lists of their IP.  This means that even if the candidate’s most strongly advocated ideas aren’t popular, they can still rise in rank if they agree with the popular ideas.  

However, the final candidate rank is not decided until the International Logic Party members cast their votes.  Each member will be able to vote to give one additional point of approval to any number of candidates.  These points will total with the IDI-based score to determine the final candidate rank.  At the end of the primary-election timeframe, the candidate with the highest CRL score, still in electable status, will be the official nominee of the International Logic Party for that particular government office.  Furthermore, based on how highly a candidate scored on the electable CRL in that election cycle, this will determine how soon that candidate will be eligible to campaign again for that particular office.

In addition to the CRL, the ILP member will be able to filter out political candidates in a few very important ways.

First, each member will be able to declare any idea listed on the IDI as unacceptable for a particular regional government office.  If an idea becomes declared as unacceptable by at least 50% of the ILP members in that specific region, any candidate holding that idea will become unelectable. 

Second, ILP members will be able to relate various ideas as contradictory to one another, compiling a list within the Campaign Manager function.  If a particular pair of ideas becomes declared as contradictory by at least 50% of ALL Party members around the world, any candidate holding that pair of ideas will become unelectable. 

Third, ILP members will be able to mark any candidate as unelectable.  If a candidate becomes marked as unelectable by at least 50% of the Party members in that specific region, that candidate will become unelectable.

The last important function of Campaign Manager will be the ability to view the content all of the past IP listings for any candidate at the time of any of their past election campaigns.  This will allow the ILP members to judge the development of that candidate’s thinking over time.

Meeting Organizer 
Besides the three fundamental functionalities that compose Egora’s algorithm—IP, IDI, and CRL—there is a fourth fundamental functionality of Meeting Organizer.  The International Logic Party is not just a group of users on an online information hub; ILP is essentially and inherently a grass-roots organization.  Small, personal, and attentive meetings are actually the “heart” of the Party, with the IDI only being the pulse that measures the heartbeat.  Such meetings is where any real learning, refinement, and change can ever take place in a human community, and the entire structure of the Party is built around this fact.  To be an active member in the Party is to participate in these meetings.

The Meeting Organizer will function in several aspects.  

First, any ILP member will be able to create a meeting, specifying start and end time, location, topical idea, and audience limit.  The meetings will always have a fixed limit of 23 Party members as participants—those who are able to hold the floor and speak—but the size of the audience will be dependent on the size of the venue, as specified by the organizing member (OM).  All meetings will be announced at least two days in advance of actual open registration, which will also last at least 3 days before the meeting.  The OM can reserve up to 11 additional spaces (out of 23), but none of the reserved spaces will count towards meeting quorum (OM plus one).  Each planned meeting will have its own sub-IDI, so that every member is aware of the prevalent ideas held by other attending members in advance.  

Next, all meetings will follow the same general format.  The OM will take roll-call at the beginning of each meeting and record that in the Meeting Organizer.  The OM will give their opening talk.  The OM will open the floor to discussion and moderate it to ensure order.  The OM will call recess.  After calling the meeting back to order, the OM will ensure that every attending member has a chance to hold the floor for 2-3 minutes to give their closing remarks.  The OM will give their own closing remarks.  The OM will take final roll-call and adjourn the meeting.  One important note is that any Party member who holds the floor in a meeting may yield their time and role to any other member, except for one restriction: children not old enough to vote in the general elections in their home country/region may not yield the floor to their parents.  

The authentication of member attendance will be instrumental to building the Participation Points (PP) for each member.  Each member attending the meeting, will receive a number of PPs equal to the number of attendees for the meeting.  Anyone arriving after the roll-call or leaving early will be able to participate in the meeting, will count towards quorum and number in attendance, but will receive zero PPs.  Additionally, all meetings of the ILP are open to being video recorded.  After the meeting, the members will be able to upload or link the video recording in the Meeting Organizer.  Uploading or linking the recording of the meeting will enable a follow-up discussion function, where where members will be able to participate in extended online discussions.  Any meeting with a published video recording will double the PPs earned for the attendees of that meeting.

No member will be able to organize a meeting more frequently than every 23 days.  Any meetings the member wishes to have organized sooner—such as during a nomination or election campaign—will have to be scheduled by another Party member on the first member’s behalf, with space reserved for the first member.

Campaign Wallet
The revenue that Egora raises from advertising will be used to maintain the Egora and to fund the nomination and election campaigns of the International Logic Party members.  The revenue that is left after Egora’s maintenance will be distributed among all Party members based on their PPs, with the most active members receiving the greatest share, proportionally (but to a reasonable limit, based on the practicality of attending meetings).  This revenue will be at the disposal of a Party member in one of two ways: either announcing their own campaign for public office and thereby being allowed to transfer the funds to their private account or transferring the funds to another Party member who is currently seeking office. 

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ILP Administrative Leadership (the ILP has no ideological leadership)

Highest Administrative Leadership
The highest administrative leader of the International Logic Party is the Filosofos Vasileus/Vasileessa* (FV), who controls Egora as their domain, with the help of appointed staff.  The FV will have two roles.  The first role will be to protect the authenticity and maintain the transparency of Egora’s algorithm.  The second role will be to manage the revenue raised by Egora to maintain the website and to distribute the remainder to the Party members.  In these roles the FV will have absolute power and ABSOLUTE RESPONSIBILITY. 

However, if the Party members lose confidence in the FV to fulfill either roles effectively and the idea to replace the FV with another specific person—"FV: [new]"—surpasses in popularity (on the IPI), by at least 23 people or by at least 1 person for at least 23 hours, the idea to keep the FV—"FV: [current]"—the current FV will be replaced by the newly selected FV, relinquishing all control of Egora.   Furthermore, if the Party members lose confidence in the FV to fulfill their first role honestly to the point that the FV replacement process is compromised, the Party members may create an alternate Egora and migrate to it (CopyLeft). 

As the conceptual creator and primary builder of Egora, Cezary will assume the position of FV.  Cezary will remain the FV with immunity from being voted out of position until the number of officially verified ILP members using the Egora reaches 23,000,000. 

* Credit to Plato.

National Administrative Leadership
The next level of ILP leadership will be at the national level.   The role of the National Administrative Leadership (NAL) will be to organize and incorporate the ILP in various countries and regions so that it can function as a legal political entity and be represented in elections.  Also, the NAL will have the authority and responsibility of collecting donations to the national branch of the Party in order to promote the International Logic Party in their country and regions.  

The NAL structure will be self-determined by each nation for itself.  However, in the early stages of growth, Party members are encouraged to utilize the "Guide to the Structure of the Provisional Administrative Leadership of the International Logic Party" created by Cezary Jurewicz, available in group files of Facebook group "Egora Discussions".

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International Logic Party Founding Members
The Founding Members of the International Logic Party have been the advisors and contributors behind the ILP and Egora.  By listing their names, they give their approval to these general plans. 

Cezary Jurewicz - Comedian, Engineer, Activist  (Poland; USA)

Velko Krunić - Lyft Driver with 5-star rating  (Bosnia; USA)

Eren Oǧuzhan - Engineer, Business & Management (Turkey; USA)

Sylwia Domagała - Activist  (Poland; USA) 

David Padzimąrz - Visionary, Architect, Analyst (Poland; USA)

Robert Stanley - Street-philosopher, Political Activist, Podcaster  (Texas, USA)

Eric Meyer - Voluntarist Sceptic  (Missouri, USA)

Marcin Sękiewicz - Logistics Pathfinder  (Poland) 

Boris Vidanovič - Business Owner  (Serbia; USA)

Milan Malbasa - Logistics Specialist (Croatia; USA)

Gail Garza - Activist, Guardian Angel (Illinois, USA)

Aaron Leiva - Student, Activist  (Equador; USA)

Jessica Chrzan - Student, Activist (Poland; USA)

Allie Good-Gadziemski - Teacher, Environmentalist, Yogi, Christian, Mother (Michigan, USA)

Adam Zigulis - Jack of all trades, master of none (Illinois, USA)

Andriy Rudiy - Musician (Ukraine; USA)

Jeffrey Olichwier - Realtor, Entrepreneur (Illinois, USA)

Taras Hryniw - Business Owner, Activist (Illinois, USA)

Sean Hardin - Activist (Minneapolis, USA)

Richard Grabert - Humanitarian, Bad-ass contractor (Illinois, USA)

Vicki Elberfeld - Educator, Storyteller (Illinois, USA)

Nazar Kravtsiv - Explorer of Life (Ukraine)

Roksolana Bahan - Leader, Officer, and Coordinator (Ukraine)

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Cezary Jurewicz 
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Bensenville, IL
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