On 9/3/13, Doug M <[address removed]> wrote:
> face it, the two party system is an antique and no amount of bitching will
> lead to its demise. Our country was premised on the distribution of powerin
> a largely agricultural nation. The ability of industrialization to
> concentrate so much power in so few hands guarantees weak and corrupt
> representation of the mass of the American population.
Many things are antique, including gravity.
Gravity can be a nuisance, because it makes massive objects heavy.
But it can also be a blessing--keeps everything grounded, making it
possible to travel by wheels.
The two party system, and the American lobbying process is just like
gravity--a Natural Law, and any labeling of it as "good" or "bad" is
purely subjective, and depends on how it's USED.
The system is set up so that anyone (ANYONE) who lobbies it or
blackmails individual pols can achieve their political goals, because
those things provide pols w/REAL material incentives.
That can be nuisance if you don't have money or dirt on anyone, but if
you have it, it's a blessing :) In the US, mere knowledge of a pol
engaging in an extra-marital tryst or alerting a major corporation to
a pol's actions that threaten its financial success is sufficient to
affect HUGE change. No votes required :)
Consider it, if you had knowledge of Obama's use of various elite
escort services, then YOU can control the whole Presidency (or maybe
at most 85% of it). No need to rally, travel, to canvass for
signatures, NOTHING. Just quick easy "either you do this or else. .
." That's America, and it works :)
People have to STOP hating the plutocracy and learn to accept it as
just Nature, instead of fighting Nature, which is impossible. Then
just work within it, like all the so-called "corrupt" folks do.
> On Sep 3,[masked]:42 PM, "Siva" <[address removed]> wrote:
>> We already know everyone is dissatisfied.
>> The important question is how to provide a real INCENTIVE for Congress
>> to change its ways (i. e. via blackmail, counter-lobbying, or other
>> forms of political extortion/manipulation).
>> No one does anything without an incentive (basic law of human nature).
>> So unless you have a new sack of candy to offer Congress, or can
>> credibly threaten to take away the ones it has, your trip is
>> On 9/3/13, Nathan Curland <[address removed]> wrote:
>> > The following is from Michael. If you want to be interviewed, let me
>> > know
>> > ASAP! (Note: this is NOT sponsored by HofMn!)
>> > Everyone knows how much Americans are dissatisfied with Congress.
>> > Politicians only listen to their campaign donors and the special
>> > interests
>> > and the People are the ones whose voices are drowned out in the process.
>> > My wife and I are traveling the country to collect people's stories
>> > about
>> > how the dysfunction in Congress affects their lives.
>> > We will be in the Minneapolis area this week and I would like to find
>> > out if
>> > any of your group's members would be interested in meeting with us and
>> > telling us their personal stories, on camera if possible, about how
>> > Congressional dysfunction affects them. Your meetup on Saturday, Sept.
>> > 7th
>> > may be an ideal venue.
>> > To find out more about us, you can visit:
>> > http://www.voicef...
>> > Let us know.
>> > Thanks.
>> > Michael
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