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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #52)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:50 AM

74. I agree with the title of your post (#52) here.

(not everything else you've posted on this thread - but definitely the title of this post).

I think to move from capitalist control of government to citizen control we need to focus on removing the influence of money in politics. That has met a hard road with our Supreme Court, due to "corporations are people" and "money = speech" nonsense. We need to figure out how to get past those issues and implement real controls. Also correct the elections process so that third parties can be viable (and not spoilers as currently the case).

The other items you mention in the body of this post (52) are potentially good goals, but will not likely be achieved in any meaningful, fair sense, without first addressing money in politics.

Money in politics IS the "capitalist control of govt." that you mention and hobbles all attempts at doing anything else constructive.

That doesn't mean get rid of capitalism completely. Just implement the laws that minimize its influence in government.

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