=By= Thomas Baldwin
For at least the last three years I have been writing and calling for the destruction of the two party political duopoly. Given the fact that the two parties seem to be destined to designate two of the most unpopular national figures to head up their parties and serve as presidential candidates, this may well be the year when it could happen. The Republican Party establishment is having trouble adjusting to the rise of Donald Trump. And the Democratic Party with the Clinton corporate machine is struggling to discard Bernie Sanders and clear the way for a Hillary Clinton coronation. It is a truly disgusting scene and this is likely to lead to a fervent opposition from the electorate by the time the election nears.
In this composite blog I have assembled a number of past published blogs, most of which were published on the blog site, Progressive Activist Voice detailing the commonly recognized decay of our political system, that which has been thoroughly generated by the complete control of large corporations, the corporate media, the wealthiest elite, and the political parties which have become subservient to ccrporatist powers. It has become a totally corrupted system beyond reform. It must be attacked and brought to its knees by a populist movement. The primary question will be whether a progressive movement can generate that required strength before a militant right wing force does that.
Short of millions of people demonstrating in the streets, a limited number of options are available to create the revolt which is necessary to bring about needed changed. Hedges argues that it requires a movement to overthrow the corporate state. I agree but the steps in that process require we overthrow the political forces–the duopoly–which maintains and enables the corporations and the wealthy to buy and rule the political forces. The fundamental problem is the extreme desire for money and power to determine who rules.
Attacking the political system will require a number of tactics, including boycotting the election entirely or at least the duopoly, refusing to feed the beast by refusing to fund candidates, lending support to movements which represent progressive causes, active protests and non-compliance and/or civil disobedience on policy issues, support for “third party” candidates, etc.
Please continue reading at the Progressive Activist’s Voice.
Thomas Baldwin has a Ph.D. in Physics, an MBA (Management), and a lifetime experience in teaching and training with later emphasis on Leadership, Team Development, Organizational Development, and ownership of small businesses. For the last few years, in his “retirement” he has focused on writing blogs and posting articles on the internet related to political and socioeconomic concerns. He has three blog sites on WordPress: Proactive Activists Voice (focusing primarily on national issues), Proactive Voice Activists– Mississippi Edition (focusing primarily on MS issues), and his own personal blog site, Doctom2010’s Blog. He resides in Biloxi, MS and can be reached at doctom2010@ .
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