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  •  A massive, relentless, organized non-violent (0+ / 0-)

    uprising, resistance movement against corporate state exploitation... As well as voting.

    •  Right - a revolution (0+ / 0-)

      So you suggest change will come through a revolution - a struggle, but not an armed one.

      So, having correctly identified the problem of the current kind of government, the choices are: a) a struggle, one that is non-violent, or b) a change in the law.

      Which do you think has a better chance of effecting change in our government?

      I think the change in law has a better chance of effecting a change in our government.

      Tell me, with this uprising resistance movement: what do you want to resist?  How about resisting a law that says public office holders and seekers are allowed to receive gifts of private money?

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 05:26:56 AM PST

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      •  That's a false dichotomy. You have to engage in (1+ / 0-)
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        both realms, the political system as it is (rotten to the core, rigged, and dishonest), and putting pressure from without the system.

        That's really not that complicated; there is no need to get into an endless circular argument.  That's the way all struggles had happen in American history, when it comes to civil rights, workers' rights, women's rights, the environment, etc.

        •  All very fine and well to have change (1+ / 0-)
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          It's all very fine and well to have change, but change should be for the better.  How can we know your  revolution, even a non-violent one, will be a change for the better?  Many people have started out to change things, and ended up with a more repressive government for their troubles.

          If you are not working to fix the existing system that requires law-makers and holders of public office must engage in the inherently corrupting practice of soliciting and receiving gifts of private money, then there will be no improvement in the status quo.

          "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

          by Hugh Jim Bissell on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 06:30:12 AM PST

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