Here is the inspiring recording of activity at the local level. If you think you are the only one sick of Big Money in politics so greedily taken by the treacherous major parties think again. If you think you are the only one who wants to kick these corrupt political “parties” (I rather think of them as political gangs, a political form of organized crime), then think again. If you think nobody will move to replace this corruption with a true people’s party or coalition of people’s parties representing you and me, watch this video where a local chapter is forming:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chicago Movement For a People’s Party Chapter Launch”)
Note: We all need to undergo a transformation at some point in our lives to awaken to the crooked rigging of our system, pull off the wool from our eyes, and get ready to fight for what’s right.
Thought: So, maybe, thanks to Noam Chomsky speaking his mind, we will some day have Nick Brana as president, and good life will return to the United States. And this time for all!
Hear, hear: How divorced the vision of a people’s party is from the major parties we currently have.
Key Discovery: The membership has no say in what the “Democratic” Party does. That’s a huge problem when trying to take over the party from within. That’s why external pressure is so important to help those fighting corruption from the inside by threatening the party bosses with an outside alternative. Such an inside-outside strategy brings more pressue to bear on the party establishment. In the end, it may also turn out to be easier to create a new party that squashes the corrupted old party replacing it with a true people’s party with democracy instead of super delegates and tyrannical party bosses built in.
History’s Lesson: The “Democratic” Party is where progressive movements go to die.” (for anybody not knowing what progressive stands for, the term – like all traditional political labels – has been co-opted by corrupt politicians (neoliberal “Democrats” in this case) and twisted upside down in its meaning in many people’s eyes, and in its history one can find flaws; but the word simply stands for progress, progress out of a mess into something better, and that is the meaning most self-ascribed progressives nowadays represent — except for those neoliberal wolves in progressive clothing, that is, corporatist creeps who make great promises but then vote against them)
Great point by Nick Brana (that I also keep making all the time): Why should we fight over labels when we are already in agreement on the issues?
Great point: a broad tent, a broad front party is the way to go with so many Americans being already in the tent that simply needs to form a major new party or coalition of existing organizations growing together and becoming an unstoppable force.
Nice point made by a non-podium participant: “Hillary elected Trump.” – And thinking about Russia’s post-Soviet history, wouldn’t it also be right to say that Bill Clinton elected Putin? (*smirk*)
Ouch: Sadly, the recording ends in the middle of an interesting explanation of strategy by Nick. I wish I knew a link that doesn’t cut him off. I think, he was talking about different electoral strategies on the local level depending on local circumstances, something that meshes well with existing organizations, third parties, and establishment-challenging candidates coming together and working in a people’s coalition that replaces splintering with strength in numbers, a phase to precede the possible emergence of one major people’s party, but – hopefully – also hand in hand with electoral reform that would put us past the winner-take-all representation with all its flaws and thus give additional parties and their constituencies a breathing space resulting in better representation of everybody.
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