U.S. Society Is in Deep Trouble
For all the enervating political tumult and shouting emanating from Washington these days, there is remarkably little to show for it except what has become virtually routine political paralysis.
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#1 Oct 27, 2013
From the article.. What has the Democratic Party done to halt the erosion of American democracy? What has it done to strengthen civil liberties? What has it done (in the last 50 years) to reverse the ever-widening inequality gap between rich and poor? What has it done to end wars and substantially reduce the bloated military/national security budgets in order to invest in social programs? What has it done to promptly take major steps to convert from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy? It has done nothing of significance.
#2 Oct 27, 2013
Well, in the USA there is something called the "republican party" and to get most of these things past both the industrial lobbyists and the right wingers would be a miracle.
This isn't about Democratic politics but about the 'deadlock' of the political process. And with the USA becoming more and more fascist that is unlikely to change much.
The real problem is that the moneyed elite that control government (by controlling elections with money) are moving towards a state that controls the people instead of the people controlling the government. See the protests over the NSA surveillance programs of US citizens (not to mention other dignitaries in other countries).
What a mess. But don't expect the EXISTING poltiical system to FIX it. The existing political system is what CREATED it.
#3 Oct 27, 2013
Actually, the solution is embedded in the trouble. There is this thing called "party platform" and our public is conditioned along the lines of their party's platform.
Voila.. of course the GOP can't do that.. at this point with the tea party people. Voila, again.
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