Wer macht hat Macht.

This question is a practical one that doesn’t even begin to touch on the issue of how effective the consensus-seeking principle actually is as a model for democratic political engagement. The way the form plays out, it perpetuates certain hierarchies by disguising them. The least subtle examples of this are the denial of the existence of unelected/informal leaders, and the impediments to participation for those who don’t have the freedom (to maneuver within their temporary contracts) to put off work for long hours of assembling day after day.

Donya Alinejad: Dear Maagdenhuis, can we please get our shit together?