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  •  Outside? (4+ / 0-)

    You're absolutely correct that BOTH Democrats and Republicans are responsible for economic injustice, just to mention one of our critical problems. (H.R. 347, for instance, passed unanimously in the Senate and -- more surprisingly still -- with only four dissenting votes in the House. Goodbye, First Amendment!)

    But, whether we like it or not, we have a two party system. Third parties can sometimes be used as spoilers, but the deck is so stacked against them that third party candidates simply are not viable. We can vote for them in protest, but even if they represent progressives' positions better than Democrats do, they can't win.

    Progressives' success will come by taking over the Democratic Party, just as tea partiers have found some success by taking over the Republican Party (although they're so nuts that they'll never have any real success). Once we get rid of Democrats that are no better than Republicans, we'll be able to start solving our problems. But it's going to take a long time. Most people will continue voting for the lesser of two evils, and we'll continue to have right-wing government while they do.

    •  Outside as in (6+ / 0-)

      direct action.

      Driving away Glenn Beck's and Rush Limbaugh's advertisers. Millions of bank customers switching to credit unionsl. Corporations leaving ALEC.

      These are all things our elected officials could never achieve. But we did and really a very small percentage of us did. If more people participate, we'll get more done quicker. In fact, the ONLY way we'll address most of the tough issues we face today is OUTSIDE government.

      And, if we really want government to do something, we'll have to put a gun to its head by occupying DC with a couple of million people. Of course, the moderates will have to be eating bugs in a prison cell before they do that.

      The suffering will continue until it is sufficient to mobilize a counterforce sufficient to overwhelm the plutocracy. And no sooner.

      by Words In Action on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 05:28:07 PM PDT

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