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Response to apocalypsehow (Reply #38)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:26 AM

62. There isn't anything for the OP to walk back and they didn't call for extra-democratic action

At least not necessarily or explicitly. They may want increased or more direct democracy. They may have other things in mind but clear as day they said to continue to work the process but the message was that pressure from outside the system is also required and needs intense additional focus.
That is a thought is not to be dismissed. There is no magic, any system made by man can be corrupted and power can grow beyond any balance.

Any serious systemic change tends to require either crisis or long and relentless outside pressure in order for the system to respond, when it does. Sometimes power does not relent. Sometimes the only hearts and minds that matter cannot be turned, Pharaoh hardens his heart at times and when you have no functional free press you are well fucked even if there are hearts and minds to win.
We are in the well fucked area. The wealth disparity is societal cancer, it cannot be maintained and the people have self determination especially while our institutions are failing or turning predatory but the economics alone are a recipe for disaster.

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