You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #13: I think we would have to talk about that in a world where [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is locked.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
Newest Reality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 12:51 AM
Response to Original message
13. I think we would have to talk about that in a world where
media and corporate interests and big money were not the deciding factor when it comes to candidates offered for our heavily manufactured, pretend selection. Judging by results, expecting anything else is getting old.

Third or fourth party? Needed, but you can forget it, it is not ALLOWED.

Candidate that sincerely represents the people like Bernie Sanders? Not in the Simulation's playbook and you wont' even stand a chance. In fact, any progress you might make will quickly be turned against you. Your candidate can or did take votes from the selected, sanctioned, corporate candidate offered and we hate you for that alternative because you should have known it was never going to happen.

The playing field is not level. So, despite the fact that thousands of us, maybe millions, could easily embrace some dialog about more diversity and a true, populist movement, (rather than manufactured astro-turf) we are living in a very deliberate and obvious Corporate Occupation where, more and more we see, what they say goes and we are supposed to pretend that is about some form of choice.

If and when there is some form of popular revolt, uprising or revolution, (hopefully pragmatic and peaceful) then we can start to pool our progressive and realistic ideas and begin to choose candidates that are ready and eager to represent us, not the dominating corporate interests who are fine with expertly working the current facade and cementing in their overthrow of the people in a way that is both insatiable and ultimately detrimental to our best interests and deadly to our environment.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
  -Self Delete got what I needed. Thanks. kickysnana  Mar-17-11 12:30 AM   #0 
  - I do not believe there is a person out there that could  Angry Dragon   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #1 
  - Hey, what happened to the thread?  Orrex   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #2 
  - I don't see it happening.  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-17-11 12:32 AM   #4 
  - If you want to discuss it here at DU, has to be another Dem or someone who  defendandprotect   Mar-17-11 12:35 AM   #5 
  - Bad move tactically. If progressives had bothered paying attention to local politics  eridani   Mar-17-11 12:39 AM   #6 
  - there's nothing to realistically discuss.  ReturnoftheDjedi   Mar-17-11 12:39 AM   #7 
  - Obama is a resonably popular President with good numbers.  Ozymanithrax   Mar-17-11 12:42 AM   #8 
  - Hillary is leaving why not me?  kickysnana   Mar-17-11 01:45 AM   #18 
  - kr  defendandprotect   Mar-17-11 12:42 AM   #9 
  - Maybe at the freeper site?  shraby   Mar-17-11 12:45 AM   #10 
  - Why would we want to? It's a terrible idea. If we want to shift the political dynamics in the US,  struggle4progress   Mar-17-11 12:46 AM   #11 
  - FDL?  yurbud   Mar-17-11 12:51 AM   #12 
  - I think we would have to talk about that in a world where  Newest Reality   Mar-17-11 12:51 AM   #13 
  - Wheres those JOBs the GOPers were yakking about...? thats the question  opihimoimoi   Mar-17-11 12:55 AM   #14 
  - Lets get those abortion laws on the books first, okay?  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-11 01:23 AM   #16 
     - LOL......BTW...the GOPers held an emergency House discuss NPR and how to kill it  opihimoimoi   Mar-17-11 02:04 AM   #19 
        - As they used to say, first things first.  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-11 02:16 AM   #21 
           - They have rejected the notion of GOOD GOVERNANCE...they are Nazi Fascists  opihimoimoi   Mar-17-11 02:31 AM   #22 
  - "Every time I bring it up in any thread it gets deleted"  The_Casual_Observer   Mar-17-11 01:22 AM   #15 
  - No thank you. Language!  kickysnana   Mar-17-11 01:24 AM   #17 
  - Too bad you pulled it.  Newest Reality   Mar-17-11 02:08 AM   #20 
  - Locking -  dmr   Mar-17-11 03:27 AM   #23 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC