NO EMOJI FOR DEMOCRACY
Authoritarians use short, simple sentences to sum up apparently easy solutions to the complex maladies that afflict each and every modern society. They promise the successful enforcement of their visions. Their rhetorical strategy is to repeat a handful of facile arguments.
Repetitiveness increases, at least apparently, their soundness, credibility and consensus.
It seems far more difficult to make the arguments that affirm democratic ideals. Even democratic societies that work well face enormous limitations to the implementation of their egalitarian goals. A genuine debate should involve compromises among opposing views. Democratic discourse is complex, requires a long-term perspective, and above all, involves admitting it cannot deliver a definitive solution, but one that is conditional and may have to be constantly adjusted according to the changing circumstances.