( – promoted by buhdydharma )
How many times over the last 9 years have we had these moments?
They’re exactly the same, every time, whether they’re about the destruction of Habeus Corpus, funding the wars, whatever. Seriously, you could just plug in a different issue each time, the response is always the same. “Congress sold us out! Harry Reid needs to lose his seat! I can’t believe Pelosi did that! Obama lied!”
Every time the Dems sell us out and we scream and yell and say “they lost me”.
And what do we do about it?
Anybody start any new parties yet?
No? Why not?
The two parties we have don’t represent us. They’re two reflections of the same ruling “real” party.
If we want some actual representation, we have to provide it ourselves.
New parties. New people. New everything.
Americans think they can just delegate everything. They think they can “consume” politics the same way they “consume” other corporate products.
“Well, I buy Budweiser. Therefore I am served by Budweiser. I vote with my pocketbook for Budweiser, and that’s what I get, because that’s what I like.”
Doesn’t work that way in politics. You have to get out there and create shit. You can’t order your political house out of the Sears catalog any more. You have to start from scratch, find the plot of land, cut down the trees, chop up the boards, forge our own nails, whatever.
Nothing will change until we completely ABANDON the existing political parties. I mean ABANDON them. Take yourself off their e-mail lists, quit sending them money, quit VOTING for them, any of them! Ignore them the way you would ignore an ex-spouse who keeps trying to call you. Change our number, move, go unlisted, change your name.
To keep thinking that somehow the Democratic Party will somehow, for some REASON, in the future START representing you is a fallacy. It’s like being married to Tiger Woods. Only we can’t even demand a rewritten prenup!
I’m not saying what this blog should do. But somebody, somewhere, needs to start building a new party that actually represents people.
“Oh, that’ll take too long!” people shout as they throw up their arms.
Well, how long is the alternative taking? How long is it going to take to “reform” the Democratic Party? How’s infinity sound? I’ve been watching this since my first election in 1980 and I have only watched the Democratic Party go seriously right-wards, and I have watched as the corporations have utterly taken over the American political system. Right now there is NO party that actually represents anything but corporate interests. None.
We’re back where the founding fathers were, with “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION”.
The only way to reject that, at this point, is to completely reject the American political system.
And start a new one.
We actually have a Constitutional right to do this.
As do we a Constitutional right to free assembly (which has been taken away by these fucks) and several others that we need to exercise NOW.
I say we need a party that represents Common Sense for the Common Good.
That’s what I want to see. The Common Sense party.
It’s time we served the Democratic Party with divorce papers.