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  •  I'm afraid that I do not follow (0+ / 0-)

    There are exactly two major parties they are each exactly that monolithic.

    •  monolithic (1+ / 0-)
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      is comprised of diverse individuals, who further comprise varied interest groups.  It's very much a patchwork quilt.  And politics is all a balancing act.  You may as well claim that the entire country is monolithic.  And it is, in some sense, as we are a union.  But there are countless parts making up the whole of the country, just as there are countless parts which make up the Democratic Party.

      Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

      by winsock on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:56:04 AM PST

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      •  You are almost (0+ / 0-)

        on to the point that I am making.  There are many parts.... and they are all averaged.  Just look at countries that have multiple parties; they are have a far more rigorous dialog of ideas and less of an averaging of ideas.  our system inspires mediocrity.  Increased diversity in political systems, as in biosystems, encourages variability and inovation.

        •  Ideas are "averaged" (0+ / 0-)

          regardless of whether they come from within the framework of an existing political party or not.  I fail to see how your ideas would have greater merit or influence coming from elsewhere.

          But fine, start your own independent interest group.  You can attempt to affiliate yourself with an existing party or not.  I'm not sure where you're going with this, but good luck, I guess.

          Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.

          by winsock on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 11:25:20 AM PST

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