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  •  The system is set up as a two-party system (2+ / 0-)
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    Klusterpuck, lostinamerica

    at the margins, and one-party corporate state at the root.  We have to start somewhere, and the best option is to force and enforce change in the least corrupt party.  Then we'll go from there.

    •  You won't be able to force anyone to do anything (2+ / 0-)
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      MrJayTee, Klusterpuck

      unless you can carry out a threat to withhold votes.

      http://www.counterpunch.org/...

      "There's nothing heroic about earning profit." -Odo, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

      by Cassiodorus on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 03:14:02 PM PDT

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      •  From the link: (4+ / 0-)
        “What gets lost in all this faux movement politics,” said Barrett,  “is any real challenge to the growing imbalance of social, political and economic power. Quite the contrary, the ultimate impact of their actions is to reproduce if not  aggravate that imbalance. What we’ve got here is a deeply symbiotic relationship between a pseudo-movement that derives its raison d’etre and financial vitality from a vilification of the right, which it has helped to create and without which it would have no reason for existence. Indeed, the more extreme the right becomes, the better it is for them, since they live off of fear-mongering. To oppose the right in a meaningful sense would put them out of business. That isn’t to say that there is nothing to be feared in the right or that some of these folks don’t think they’re fighting the good fight, but rather that the two work in tandem, much like a good-cop-bad-cop team. As the right becomes ever more extreme, this Democratic Party cum non-profit industrial complex moves further and further to the right itself, thereby giving the Republicans and their ilk ever greater leash and making it easier to frighten the “progressive” masses.”

        "There's nothing heroic about earning profit." -Odo, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

        by Cassiodorus on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 03:17:17 PM PDT

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      •  Great read and helps to explain the lack of... (1+ / 0-)
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        Cassiodorus

        real progress.

        Plato's " The Cave" taught me to question reality.

        by CTDemoFarmer on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:00:03 PM PDT

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