I havent heard of any larger groups using this method but I have read about similar systems that have been used. Sociocracy is not at all a representative democracy because people who care about the issues go to the meetings. . can you explain this dale?
here are some links . . . looks like lots of groups use this method
"The politics of protest often works like this. Every few weeks, here in Victoria, gaggles of angry people who haven't found their economic niche, show up on the lawn of our legislature, city hall etc. with lists of demands"
i have to disagree. . a persons 'niche' often is not their fault. . we don't all come from middle upper class families with lots of opportunities. . . i have to disagree with you here. . . are you referring to protesters of the oil sands pipeline maybe? underpaid union workers? mcdonalds workers that get paid 7.50 an hour? you should just go and tell them not to worry about not being able to feed their familes that they just havent found their 'niche" yet, cuz mcdonalds is right and theyre wrong?
"Invariably, the loudest voice claims to represent me and everyone else"
in my experience it has been the people with the most money and access to political power that have been representing you and i. . . and they are representing large coorporations. . . increasingly all political parties are corporatists.. im pretty sure im not the only one that sees that.
" Luckily, the people who the rest of us elected to run city hall have become deaf to the white noise outside. They continue to make sure that the roads get fixed, the sewers work and the stop signs stolen by the protesters are replaced. "
maybe you live in a place where all of these amenities are taken care of but in fact this is a bubble. . . but for the majority of people living in dense urban areas the roads arent fixed and the sewers overflow into our local rivers. i haven't been through a municipality that doesn't replace stop signs when they are stolen, it seems like that would be pretty irresponsible in general (also, ive seen this in rural and urban areas . . pretty sure it's something that kids do and not associated necessarily with protesters even if some have done it, little unfair)
lets further read into sociocracy before we bash it. . . please let me know how a representative democracy has served all of the population so well and why it is better than sociocracy, how it is transformative and empowers people to make real world decisions that affect themselves and all of society. and why despite that some of us have failed to find our 'niche'