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And people are coming together like never before in this Information Age. The trick is, as I mentioned above, finding the sweet spot between political association and social networking. And it should not be the top-down OFA model. People have got to feel ownership of this thing. This isn't my idea. Better minds like generational researchers [Michael] Hais and [Morley] Winograd in their book Millennial Makeover make the case that whoever connects politically with the generation that is coming of age now will dominate politics for the next generation.
I agree with their prediction and think it's as plain as day that it will happen eventually. However, it has yet to manifest. How top-down vs. bottom-up all this will be has yet to be seen. So let's look at Robert Michels' and his Iron Law of Oligarchy. His study was written 100 years ago and he nailed it by saying that only a small section of the group emerges as leaders. Is producing leaders really oligarchy or is that the nature of democracy? Democracy is a system of individuals working in a group. You still have to work with others no matter who the leaders are.