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  •  There's Presently No Way to Hold Enoug of THem (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, TarheelDem

    accountable. Neither party will produce enough progressive candidates to change government, not for security state, not for climate change, not for economic injustice.

    There needs to be an independent movement of progressive groups to actively create and develop more progressive candidates to feed into the party. Society will never spontaneously do that ever again.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 05:53:22 PM PDT

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    •  No way within business as usual (1+ / 0-)
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      ...but 30% of the population in the streets seems to be holding Morsi accountable in Egypt.

      Another larger-than-last-week crowd at Moral Monday in Raleigh is working on the NC General Assembly.

      A few thousand in Austin are Stading with Wendy against the Texas State Legislature.

      Rereading Madison's Federalist #10, he identifies our current situation as "faction".   And parties can't fix "faction" issues; they just make them worse.

      Egyptians are hoping the threat of military rule will fix faction issues there; we will see if it works or if the factions just double down.

      It's hard to say what happens when a large majority realizes that the social contract has been broken.  We've never had that situation before in the US.  Came close in 1937-1938, but Congress moved then.  And then WWII sealed the wounds shut.

      50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

      by TarheelDem on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:06:30 PM PDT

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