- Bigotry, hate and advocating war or other forms of violence and subjugation of the will of the many to the vagaries of the few will not lead to an improvement in the human condition. Escaping from freedom into the arms of authoritarianism will not yield true progress, safety or security, but their exact opposites. Demand democracy to stave off the threats posed by the demagogues.
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November 29, 2015 | As the holidays approach and Congress strives to maintain its high standards of incompetence along with its penchant for accomplishing as little as possible for as long as possible, media attention draws us inexorably back into that seemingly endless morass of inanity that has become known as the 2016 Presidential Campaign. While there is a lull in the debate schedule, campaign speechifying continues unabated, as candidates (particularly on the GOP side, where the nomination seems no closer to resolution than it was last summer) search for issues or non-issues to discuss in order to gain advantage over their adversaries. The world at large obliges by continuing on its controversial path as if to provide further fodder for the politicians to discuss.
On the Democratic side, the small number of remaining candidates, the apparent desire on their part not to ruffle feathers by attacking each other, and the scarcity of national debate coverage (along with the truly stupid scheduling of debates at times guaranteeing low viewership) have led to a stagnation in the campaign. This stands in stark contrast to the Republicans’ seemingly never-ending quest to one-up their opponents when it comes to extreme positions regarding all issues foreign and domestic.
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Money is not speech and corporations are not people. Put the people in charge for a change and see how society can run if we govern ourselves rather than merely allow others to subjugate us to their will in their own interests.
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The merits of a candidate should be demonstrable by their performance and/or the strength of their ideas, not by the quantity of the lies and distortions they can afford to flood the airwaves with.