Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 8, 2012, 10:57 a.m. EST by alterorabolish1
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Unless there is real progress from social movements, the corporatists machinery will continue to be in power, a very likely scenario. As a long time politics watcher, I have finally become cynical of trying to work within the system. Voting for Obama with his hope and change we can believe in finally helped me realize the system is designed to run in certain ways and me and many others had been deceived to believe the system was still secure. That equality and justice would be upheld by this nation. Now it's apparent the system is on autopilot for the corporations benefit.
It's very clear to me that the dems policies and words, (and some deeds), are better than the repubs. There are many bright people who think our problems stem from entitlements and dependency, but I believe they've been deceived, sheltered from both the reality of the suffering, and the evil greed of the rich. Incredibly, they look forward to voting for repubs, believing this is the best path for our nation.
What if the dems triumph? Will we see small amounts of progress and let our hopes get up again? At least the repubs aren't in power bringing horror stories. Like Bush's 8 years. Obama in his 2nd term will be able to get more done and get us on the right track.
If the corporatists have their machinery running as I believe, there will be very little positive changes compared to the already in place plundering of our nation, regardless of who gets elected.
This is why I don't want to continue working within the system. It's set up with sophistication to allow insignificant changes but not the important ones.
Working outside the system is happening now but by many small groups, none big enough to rock the boat. We must realize that even tho the dems are better than the repubs, we should act as if both would lead us to ruin.
The word...LOVE... from millions who are getting their chance to vote would be a game changer, possibly inspiring other millions to come out and vote.