Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 29, 2011, 10:38 p.m. EST by CensuraUmbra
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We have genuine reasons to be upset, but this isn't just a protest, this is the beginning of a revolution! No one will follow if they think we are aimless angry people. We need goals, we need to believe that SOMETHING will work! A are not anarchists (well most of us aren't), we are intelligent people who see the wrong and know how to make it right. The Egyptians succeeded because they fought valiantly for a goal, getting rid of Mubarak. We need to have clear, concise goals. We can't just go on stroke and strong arm the government, that isn't democracy. We must go on strike so we can be heard. We need to tell "THESE ARE OUR PROBLEMS, AND THESE ARE OUR IDEAS TO FIX THEM! HELP US OR WE WILL REPLACE YOU!"
Here are our problems as I see it:
Corruption: There well always be minor corruption, but we should be able to vote for people by what they say they will do, not what businesses tell them to do. Basically: "KEEP MONEY OUT OF POLITICS"
Useless parties: Our parties have grown too vague and too polarized. Nothing is being done in Washington because they can't agree on anything. This is why no one plays rock, paper, scissors best 2 out of 4, you will tie and no one will win. We need more parties for more ideas. We need a proportional representational voting system, but with direct voting policies. This will allow more parties to be involved as well as more voices. Many people feel there is no point in voting since their small party won't win. This way we can still have some representation. For example: Washington could be divided 40%Dems 40%Hop and 20% other. This will break the stalemate. Because if we don't, nothing will happen even if we get rid of the greed. Basically: "MORE REPRESENTATION, LESS INDECISION!"
These two factors have undermined democracy to a point where it seems we are just pretending to be democratic. If we fix these two issues we can use the new fairer democracy to solve our other complaints.