Forward Together; A New Model for Direct Action in Politics?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ttystikk, May 16, 2018 at 1:56 AM.

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    ttystikk

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/0...les-campaign-seeds-of-a-non-party-opposition/

    Rather than running candidates for office, they focus on direct action, rallies, protests, and inclusive shows of strength in numbers.

    Consciously nonpartisan, they organize around issues, in deliberate repudiation of the elitist 'us vs them' games of divide and conquer.

    This seems like a model for change from the grassroots upward. It's been highly effective in North Carolina.
     
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    abandonconflict

    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    "rather than running candidates"

    Thoughts and prayers...
     
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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Because who needs Democracy..

    More votes for President Lyndon Johnson (like more votes for Democrats today) might have arguably been necessary to forestall the right and protect existing social programs, but it provided no exit from an unacceptable status quo. A non-electoral opposition offered another pathway to change—a pathway that was tragically cut off by King’s assassination.

    So we got Nixon. Well done assholes.

    Except that wasn't really what happened.

    Even so, by their story we got Nixon because Democrats were the lesser evil and therefore no better than Nixon. We can learn about them from their mythology.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member

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    Fogdog

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Counterpunch publishes propaganda that furthers the right win agenda. Anything that comes from them is suspect.
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    Yawn. Glad some people are excited by this.

    Can't they just form an official cult?
     
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    kelly4

    kelly4 Well-Known Member

    I’m in, who do I give all of my possessions to?
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    Mike Cohen. I don't have a good address for him right now - he moves around a lot. Try Rosneft, they can usually find him.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    Forward Together?

    no thanks
     
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    mahiluana

    mahiluana Well-Known Member

    When democracy began in Greece 2000 years ago, citizens needed diputates
    to send their opinion to the capital of the state.
    Today, in a highly communicated society, it seems strange that my opinion reaches neither the Diputat nor the central administration
    By law, I am required to send my tax return online to the tax office.
    I miss an online platform to explain in advance what I want to do with my money.
    I can order millions of products and services via the Internet - why do not we declare politics?
    to a service provider, like any other online store.
    Vote policy with safe, certified and controlled big data.
    To get there - yes, we have to go on the streets - worldwide!
     
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    Unclebaldrick

    Unclebaldrick Well-Known Member

    Oh come on, it be best.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    fuck trumptards
     
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    choomer

    choomer Well-Known Member

    As long as people cling to the advertised ideals, and not the actual actions of a political party, groupthink lives.
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    correct, as long as the right clings to authoritarianism and fascism, i will remain their enemy until death do us part.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


    Without "authoritarianism" how would "the left" (or the right) implement any laws it creates ?
     
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    schuylaar

    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    The Israelis.
     
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    UncleBuck

    UncleBuck Well-Known Member

    Consensus
     
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    Sour Wreck

    Sour Wreck Well-Known Member

    sometimes you have to add 1 and 1 for the retards.

    thanks
     
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    TacoMac

    TacoMac Well-Known Member

    Not until Hale-Bopp comes back around.
     
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    Rob Roy

    Rob Roy Well-Known Member


    So,when the peaceful person who didn't want to join in your good idea, opts not to, you leave them alone ?
     
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