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Get Your Future Back: P. J. Cultor's Plan for Young People to Take Over America Now

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Hence, Cultor concludes, young people need to remove Republicans from as much of government as they can, and replace them with Democrats-- not because Democrats have the "right" policies and Republicans the "wrong" ones, but simply because Democrats can be persuaded to support the New Vision while Republicans cannot. Cultor goes on to point out that, if young people adopt his plan and succeed in turning government largely over to the Democrats, they will need to take further action in future elections to remove Democrats whose commitment to the Myths is too deep for them to be persuaded. His strategy is not partisan along the Right/Left line; but it is partisan along Myther/non-Myther line.

Finally, Cultor lays out his three-day plan for enacting this strategy at the polls. The plan itself is simply a checklist for the few things that need to be in place in order to cast a vote on Election Day, divided up into two days in September and October and Election Day itself: getting registered if you are not already, finding your polling place, collecting the proper ID documents you need, and so forth. The checklist format makes the task of voting simple, especially if the work of the three days is shared with friends--although there is no obligation to complete the steps in a social manner.

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In addition to the checklist, Cultor provides links to on-line resources to assist in completing the steps and to help if problems crop up at the polling place.

Moreover, he explains to young people, who may be feeling let down after the 2008 election, that they have the power and the numbers to turn this country around completely. There are more than fourteen million young people who don't vote. If each person who commits to Cultor's plan would just get ten of his or her Facebook friends or other virtual acquaintance to commit to the plan as well, it would only take six or seven generations of such commitments to bring out more than enough young voters to put Democrats in control of government almost everywhere.

Is it possible to imagine any way in which only three partial days of effort could turn the country around completely and start a movement that will benefit not only the young people who initiate it, but everyone else as well? We have to thank the Framers for this opportunity, but we also have to use it. And really, is three partial days of completing easy checklists too much to trade for a bright future--especially since it will be quite dismal if we continue on the present path?

Cultor's book could become something of a cause in itself, along the lines of Marshall McLuhan's notion that "the medium is the message": as information about the book spreads, so too will information about the strategy. By tapping into the society of their far-flung electronic friends and acquaintances, by convincing them that too much is at stake not to commit to transforming American politics, the young generation, Cultor hopes, will take the reins of government from their parents, who have failed to live up to the nation's greatness, and create a refurbished, Myth-free America in which, once again, great things can be done.

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Georges Daire writes book reviews and poetry. He has taught at liberal arts colleges and universities for more than twenty-five year, and takes an active interest in American politics as it affects the prospects of the younger generation, both (more...)
 

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