Monday, March 07, 2016

Open Letter to the Parties

Thank you.   No really, thank you.   Democracy is the ultimate in a faith-based system and you are working really hard and being very effective in showing this faith is not based on any reality.    We have suspected this for many years if not for the entire history of this nation, but between threats of brokered conventions and Super-Delegates to protect the party from activists, you have shown the will of the people only matter to you when it matches your own will.   You have shown that, when push comes to shove, you will protect the party over doing what is the will of the people.  Thanks to you, the government, as Lincoln put it was supposed to be for the people, of the people, and by the people is now clearly for the rich, by the partisans, and of the partisans.

I don't support most of what Trump says, but what he has done is priceless and I am happy he is running.    Sanders doesn't get the press so the rigged game in the DNC is far more hidden right now, but Trump's insurrection is front page news.   Everyday Republicans read about how their candidate of choice is not the party's choice and that there is a strong chance their voices will be collectively ignored.    The same thing is happening on the Left in case you are missing it.    Clinton can lose a state and still get more delegates than the winner of that state, but it doesn't work the other way around.    

I see a very different political landscape in the 2020 election and I really don't see either party surviving this election cycle now that the man behind the curtain is in full view and we now know the wizard has no power.   I see the millions of Trump and Sanders supporters, who don't agree on action but do on cause, will work harder than before to try and create a real party of the people,  by the people, and for the people.

I have often said the Left and the Right are no more two different parties than my Left and my Right hands are two different people: no, they are simply the left and right side of the same body and we the People need an actual second party that provides us with more than illusion and placebos.

So I thank the DNC and the RNC for this election cycle and the circus you are creating.   Sanders and Trump are reactions to the way things have gone for far too long and, if you are not careful, you will only continue to confirm their suspicions and then, G-d willing, you will dissolve like the Whigs and be relegated to a dark period of American history.


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