Demokratia festival and the pursuit of Democracy

The Demokratia festival is one were the ancient Athenians celebrated their democracy. And it is fitting to my way of thinking that this year it falls BOTH on the same day that the city I live in is holding its Pagan Pride festival AND in the middle of Election season in the US where the state I live in has a hotly contested race for US Senator.

These would not seem to both be examples of the ideals celebrated with the Demokratia. However, the first is part of what living in a democratic society allows for, and the second is part of the RESPONSIBILITY that we all have to participate in that democratic society if we are able to.
I intend to participate in both aspects of the day — and report back on the first if I can…..

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