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  •  He's not talking about political parties, he is (1+ / 0-)
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    talking about non-partisan independents outside the political system acting as critics and watchdogs.

    O B J E C T I V I T Y  is the goal.

    To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 11:15:47 PM PST

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    •  But his quote says differently (0+ / 0-)
      "I think the only means of true political change will come from people working outside of that [two-party electoral] system to undermine it, and subvert it, and weaken it, and destroy it; not try to work within it to change it."
      If he is talking about destroying the two party system, then he is talking about one of two things:

      a) A Single-party state such as the old USSR.

      B) A multi-party state such as Israel

      But definitely NOT

      c) A two-party system.

      I thought I was giving Mr Greenwald the benefit of the doubt. I do not think he advocateds a dictatorship. So we are left with "B" more than two parties.

      These are commonly referred to as "third parties" in American parlance.

      I stand on my original statement. Mr Greenwald is telling his audience that third parties are the way to go. And I stand by my characterization. In advocating this, Mr Greenwald is either an incompetent political analyst, or more likely, is simply pandering to a market niche.

    •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

      And those individuals, by the way, who don't perceive how badly the system is broken, are simply not awake, and are blinded by partisanship.

      Money has corrupted the media, both parties, all branches of government, every strata of bureaucracy, so thoroughly that the system is not correcting itself through the built-in checks and balances.

      Only by remaining sufficiently outside and independent (not referring to a third party, but to true independence) can accurate observations be made, and effective criticisms be expressed by writers and journalists.

      Greenwald has become very good in this regard.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 12:13:59 PM PST

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