We need to be aware of the cracks appearing in the foundation of democracy – the rise of extreme political groups (DeSimone, 2019), of the escalated digital surveillance (Malik, 2019), and the increasingly cavalier everyday censorship we know as digital algorithms. Parrhesia, and the absolutely necessary steps democratic education must in order to save democracy, will be argued for in this essay.
We try to become more than we are, without knowing at the core what it is we’re trying to change.
The interesting thing about skeptics, atheists, is that we’re always looking for proof, certainty. The question is, what on earth would we do if we found it?