When citizens self organise, the government of the day may be rendered a mere follower.
In this age, with so many great tools for organising and collaboration, what we need is, a common goal and the will to act without self interest. Without a doubt, There is purpose in self organising around things worth achieving.
The question is, can we agree on the things worth achieving? If we truly set aside self interest are we able to, collectively, obtain success? Put differently, could we align our interests?
All these notions are challenging as it involves a more mature society, which demands a more mature individual.