Project Karafilakis is a Youtube Channel and a WordPress blog that mainly focuses on Geopolitics and explores ways to reform our Democracies. However, our project is not only an idea, but an ideal. Asides of informing, we strive for structural reforms in order to achieve greater political efficiency, representation, accountability and a greater inclusion of Raison and Science into our legislative and decision making processes. Our network aims to influence and check governmental policies, as well as to support collective, progressive and scientific values.
How do we proceed? Our first concern is to contribute to the public debate by pushing to the front the issues we think are important. To do so, we rely on an organized transnational and transprofessional structure that writes small essays with the purpose of vulgarizing complex ideas from the field of political science. This structure would then aim to mediatize them by presenting the essays on television broadcasts. Our second step is to use this thoughts and feedback to set up an ideal science-oriented democracy and to grade governmental policies and politician’s propositions regarding the ideal democratic index. Thus, our aim is to act as a fact checker by establishing the impact of policies, propositions or candidates and to attribute them a label of suitability. Do you want to know more about our philosophy? Read our Manifesto. Do you want to know more about the Youtube Channel? Keep on reading.
Project Karafilakis is a multidimensional project. Firstly it is a desire to push for more scientific vulgarization – of which geopolitics – for citizens for whom information is crucial to make enlightened decisions. That’s all the difference between a democracy, the rule of people, a system striving for the benefit of the majority, with an ochlocracy, the rule of populace, a system striving to subjugate and abuse the majority. Thus, we have to avoid corrupting ourselves.
Society and its challenges have become more complex with the development of our human evolution, up to a point where social and technological progress itself presents a danger if handled carelessly. From within our democracies in the West, it is our duty to understand how we can enhance representation, equality, freedom, consciousness, abundance and how to preserve them on the international stage. Geopolitics is often disregarded, but in a world more and more interconnected, scarce in resources and with shifting balances of power, it should be a core concern of all internal democratic debates. Unfortunately this reality is not understood and the issues it involves like climate change, environmental degradation, delocalization, automatization or economical financiarization are by consequence wrongly tackled with sometimes catastrophic implications for within our societies. The world is an antagonistic place with different, and sometimes hostile, perceptions, ideologies and political agendas. Thus, we have to prepare and protect ourselves.
We will not support a political party over another and take positions on the public debate. We are beyond partisanship. In fact, we are not nationally anchored. We are global. Our purpose is to analyze and educate. Though we are brought to criticize political propositions to point their inconsistencies with the scientific consensus. It is accepted that politics is just a matter of all. Which is, much more than a right, a duty. But politics, and especially international politics, is as much a science as engineering or chemistry. Thus, through understanding politics, our goal is to spread rational and critical thinking. Far more than being smart, Raison is an ensemble of particular perceptions, methods and watchdogs. Thus, we must rightly inform ourselves.
Geopolitics, scientific understanding and vulgarization should be at the heart of our political thinking in order to achieve, not only enlightened policies, but individual consciousness as well. Our small contribution to this is to publish on this blog analytical articles and transcriptions of our dedicated Youtube channel on these same topics. We will explore the most daring propositions to reform our political, economic, academic and news structures on a scientific and rational foundation. Because what seems to be unrightful and uninformed, is only the consequence of what is permitted and induced. We can try to convince the thief to become a saint, however as long there is poverty, there will always be thieves. What is true for thieves, is true for politicians and their tricks or businessmen and their greed. People do what they know to do and what they are allowed to do. Thus, we have to reform ourselves by reforming our political structures.
This is Project Karafilakis. However, if we are allowed to dream, from an individual project to inform, we hope we could create a a network of sharing constructive and innovative analyses. And even get organized in civil organizations to influence the political debate, push for reforms and check on the political activities. Because Project Karafilakis is not only an idea. It is an ideal. Pointing out the ridiculous, informing ourselves through science and sharing hope is already changing the world. It is already doing politics. Not partisan politics. Not traditional politics. But politics nevertheless. Unbound, global, cosmopolitan and rational politics. For more you can check the Manifesto of Karafilakism and adhere to our principles to explore and influence the world for more rational reforms!
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