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  •  Voting alone will not address the issue. (1+ / 0-)
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    Regarding your doubts about the ability of a people's uprising putting enough pressure on the system to force it to change, all I will say is stay tuned and watch what happens.

    There is no getting around the fact that just like in any other struggle for social justice in American history (without fail), popular uprisings have been an integral part of the equation when it comes to any gains we've achieved in the past.

    This time it will be no different.

    •  Maybe, if it happens before robotic police (1+ / 0-)
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      and another major expansion of NSA domestic surveillance.

      But try street protests 20 years from now, though, and I think you'd be out of luck.

      The ballot box might be our only hope... if people choose to use it to its full potential of effectiveness. That might mean voting out of office most of the politicians from both parties who are in there now -- all Republicans, and the many status-quo corporatists among the Democrats. I don't know if people will ever do that, but will millions of people ever rally in the streets of this country either? I'd say one is about as likely as the other, and the ballot bot would probably work better.

      The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

      by Eric Stetson on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 01:12:27 PM PST

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