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Knowing what is wrong with our nation and why we need to change things are now givens for virtually all truth-seeing, politically engaged Americans certainly the kinds of people who read and write for Internet sites such as this one. Forget brain-dead Republicrooks, conservatives, right-wing nuts and Fox News victims. Even many die-hard Democraps only care about electing Democraps, not making revolutionary, systemic changes in the structure of our deMOCKracy and government. Ditto for neo-progressives that are mesmerized by replacing Republicrooks with Democraps. Forget the Upper Class wealthy Americans that want to maintain the political status quo, including the toxic two-party duopoly.

That still leaves millions of true progressives, independents and just plain fed-up Americans, especially working- and middle-class Americans that feel the pain of an unjust economy poisoned by rising economic inequality.

So please, stop already with all the bitching, ranting and screaming about all the screwed up aspects of our current national calamity. Anyone that is ready to join a revolution already knows about all the political, economic and social crap that has brought our beloved country down. Start to focus on strategy and then on specific tactics. We know who and what the enemies are. If you want to take back OUR country, then concentrate on strategy and tactics, because what we face is not just winning an election it is winning a war against political and economic elites and aristocrats that benefit from the current plutocracy and the two-party duopoly. This means waging war over some years.

The only way to win this war is to gather strength through unifying larges numbers of people behind a positive strategy. As to what we must do strategically, here is an overview of what is in my new book Delusional Democracy:

1. To counter our MISrepresentative government corrupted by money we must institute at all levels of government the Clean Money/Clean Elections approach to financing campaigns.
2. To counter ineffective MISrepresentative government we must advance various forms of direct democracy, for example citizen-driven ballot initiatives and measures at every level of government.
3. To attack the stranglehold of the two-party duopoly we must enact a number of electoral reforms and other actions that open the political arena to third parties.
4. To compel politicians and even some economic elites to respect the public interest and also reverse toxic economic inequality we the people must convert consumer power into political power.

I am trying to keep things simple for this venue. Details on these strategies are in my book as is a statistical analysis that presents a compelling case why Americans that really want major changes not bullshit cosmetic and incremental changes can easily elect a third-party president.
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Convert your anger, disgust, discontent and passion into positive and unified support for specific strategic and tactical measures for defeating our common enemies!!! We must fight a war and win it with smart strategies and tactics.
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Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy - Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government. His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working as a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress and for the (more...)

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But what makes you think that a 3-party or 4-, 5-,... by Mark E. Smith on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 5:22:08 PM
We must not let our negative views of the current ... by Joel S. Hirschhorn on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 5:43:18 PM
Come to the Rescue, Except Its Citizens I agree... by Susan Guest on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 5:35:38 PM
Yes!!! We definitely need some way of gathering up... by Joel S. Hirschhorn on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 6:41:23 PM
I am in the final stages of leaving the trackable ... by Susan Guest on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 7:01:03 PM
I beleive a stanford professor pointed out that li... by Vulture on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 10:11:41 PM
how do you expect to be taken seriously?... by ardee D. on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 7:10:44 AM
Do you really wanna go there. Are you willing to ... by Vulture on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 8:38:28 AM
You are a one person crusade for mediocrity and in... by ardee D. on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 6:25:52 PM
We have a strategy, which Joel outlined clearly. ... by Mark E. Smith on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 8:11:03 PM
American Action In Dollars? Is there any proble... by Mark E. Smith on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 8:18:07 PM
Obviously we have to be nonpartisan and nonhierarc... by Mark E. Smith on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 8:36:35 PM
I just read your injunction to begin a 2d American... by Josh Mitteldorf on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 9:35:58 PM
I too am involved with election integrity work. ... by Mark E. Smith on Thursday, Oct 5, 2006 at 11:54:11 PM
According to a recent poll commissioned by electio... by Mark E. Smith on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 6:00:13 AM
When Bill Kristol went on national TV and said tha... by Mark E. Smith on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 6:22:05 AM
The most revolutionary minded of all the founding ... by Eileen Fleming on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 7:59:14 AM
doesn't seem to work very well. For one thing we h... by Mark E. Smith on Friday, Oct 6, 2006 at 11:49:04 PM
We've got maybe five people now and each of us kno... by Mark E. Smith on Saturday, Oct 7, 2006 at 12:08:35 AM
Strategy has been laid out and is being implemente... by Carol Wolman on Saturday, Oct 7, 2006 at 5:50:06 PM