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And, yes, I DO take it personally: A call for participative democracy
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Friday, September 30, 2011

A call for participative democracy

yesterday, i listened in on a webinar offered by the good folks at firedoglake... the purpose was to educate members and stir up some enthusiasm for the october 6 people's assembly in d.c... the education part, at least for me, was redundant since i follow all the income inequality, bankster and motu stuff very closely... what i did find interesting was the rejection of any focus on electoral politics, a direct acknowledgement that our electoral, two-party system is seriously broken and an emphasis on the need for aligning ourselves behind a demand for a move (return?) to participative democracy...

i'm all one for working to put together critical mass... we've stood by long enough watching our super-rich elites methodically destroy any semblance of a social contract with their ugly devotion to ayn rand and social darwinism... but i confess to being utterly dismayed at the incredible splintering i witness on the so-called liberal, progressive left... everybody's out there chasing their own special set of issues, whether it's polar bears, mountain-top removal, act blue as the vehicle to fund progressive office-seekers, or ridiculing the latest atrocities to issue from the mouth-breathers that are attempting to pass for serious presidential candidates...

i found it refreshing to see the statement of seven principles the webinar presenters shared with the participants... this is something i can get behind...

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