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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:06 PM

13. looking at the looong view like this is encouraging:

whatever the current political mess we're in, in the long run, the internet and democratization of information are going to give us more democratic governments.

It already is seriously undermining pundits since random unknown bloggers can post better argued, better documented opinions that don't toe the corporate line than those published in newspapers and magazines or who appear on TV--and they can sometimes get a wider audience.

In politics, it's going to get harder and harder to do the corrupt deals that screw the vast majority for benefit of a handful of wealthy campaign contributors, and if we continue to have representative democracy, it's going to have to truly be representative in substance as well as name.

It's inevitable.

The part that's harder to predict is how we get from here to there and how long it will take.

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