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More Reason Not To Put Your Energy Into Electoral Politics

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We're in a war all right. We've been an a class war, with the uber-rich-- the .001% and the corporatists against the 99.99%.  Congress and the White House have chosen sides and they're not ours. 

There are other options and most of them involve action and streets, boycotts and doing a lot more than electoral politics once every two or four years involve. 


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The question is very much up in the air over whether the US will survive this war. it depends on each one of us. Taibbi's article makes it clear that believing Congress is capable or willing to help is a delusion. Perhaps that word, DELUSIONAL best describes the politics of  our times. One writer who wrote a book on Delusional Democracy is Joel Hirschorn, who's written over 200 articles for Opednews. He's focused a lot of his energy on an Article 5 constitutional convention. I'm not sure that  has any hope, given the Congress we have. But the idea that Democracy has become a delusion-- that is very real, and no delusion at all. 

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Though the system is broken, I'm not convinced tha... by Don Smith on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:54:44 AM
there may be some hope in local politics. That's t... by Rob Kall on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 12:41:57 PM
Do you want us to pursue?... by BFalcon on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:24:22 AM
How many people in this country will even take the... by Jillian Barclay on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 12:35:38 PM
What they can steal?... by BFalcon on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:26:04 AM
...is to convince that we are actually doing somet... by Scott Baker on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 12:57:31 PM
some of us still walk our dog. ... by Daniel Geery on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 1:19:46 PM
George Carlin says the US is CTD ("circling the dr... by Don Smith on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:40:13 PM
But elections are fine, it's the voters that are a... by BFalcon on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:34:22 AM
If we were actually doing it, it would make a diff... by BFalcon on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:27:35 AM
to the servants of empire who are currently servin... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 2:59:19 PM
Thanks for all the wise analysis.... by BFalcon on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:36:29 AM
Rob you forgot the first or perhaps second cardina... by Tim Sanders on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:13:33 PM
Why does someone not seize THIS bully pulpit here ... by Tim Sanders on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:24:00 PM
the two parties are very good at locking out the p... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9:36:27 PM
I too would like to see the so-called "social medi... by Michael David Morrissey on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 1:04:52 AM
The Greens, the Socialists, and Rocky Anderson are... by Jill Herendeen on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:05:53 PM
There, I said it. Jimmy Carter said it and it spel... by Jerry Lobdill on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 5:11:40 PM
It seems almost as unlikely that we will vote our ... by Vernon Huffman on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 5:55:30 PM
Georgia does not have elections. has not had one s... by lila york on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9:46:48 PM
We're certainly going to encourage everybody to vo... by Vernon Huffman on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:28:07 PM
The political process in the US has become a joke,... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9:27:02 PM
The one issue that those corporate lobbyists can c... by Walter J Smith on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:00:15 PM
CHRIS HEDGES ARTICLE "COLONIZED BY CORPORATIONS" O... by Linda Laurin on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9:13:26 AM
of electoral politics seems to be working very wel... by JimZ on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11:30:15 AM
Yes, Chris Hedges' article today is mighty fine. &... by Virginia Simson on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:26:15 PM
Why do we waste time arguing about tactics? Any on... by Vernon Huffman on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:03:51 PM