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For those who don't listen to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 'Thought For The Day' is a two minute slot, on between 7.45 - 7.50, when various religious people deliver a homily usually related to the affairs of the day.
I was struck by today's offering by a senior Church of England priest. They were suggesting that it might be better for nations/organisations/etc to be run from the bottom up rather than from the top down. I thought this more than a little hypocritical coming from a church that is extremely hierarchical, that represents a belief that is itself extremely hierarchical.
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Ikwym. However this idea is promoted at length by a journalist Lesley Riddoch in articles and her book, “Blossom”.

She advocates community power and was involved in an island community buy out. I heard her speak at a local event and found her persuasive. A better type of democracy is appealing.


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It wasn't the idea, which is technically a form of political anarchy which may well work on the micro level but runs into problems on the macro level, but the hypocrisy of the speaker that prompted the post.
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Might it be that, although he is in that hierarchy, he might actually be a rebel in said hierarchy? Not all politicians are there for the power or the money.
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Certainly some might consider her a rebel.
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