De facto one-party rule prevents change. Judicial corruption supports it. So does iron-fisted militarism. Media manipulation reinforces it. Constitutional freedoms are endangered.
Electoral politics in America are farcical and meaningless. Major issues go unaddressed. Horse race journalism substitutes. Popularity, not competence, is stressed. Vital information is suppressed. Managed news leaves people in the dark on their own.
In 2008, Dowd hoped Obama might be different. Like many others, he's angry over his support for Wall Street, war profiteers, other corporate favorites, militarism, and permanent wars. In contrast, he ignores people needs.
At the same time, he thinks Republicans are more dangerous and must be defeated. What's needed is a vibrant third party seeking "genuine and peaceful democracy."
He fears America may bomb Iran. He expects all hell to break lose if it happens. He's seen a lifetime of wars and wants them ended. He feels the same about politically and economically destructive policies. He wants America's resources used for helping, not harming, people. He wants conditions mirror opposite of today's.
His latest article is titled "We Need a People's Movement: Soon." It's the 10th in a series begun in fall 2011. It came by email. It's not yet posted on his site . Watch for it. It will be. You'll also find information there on his books.
He urges readers to pass his articles on to others. He sees "the world now headed for the worst ever disasters."
He's not alone believing America is the source of most anger and violence combined with socially, politically, economically, and militarily destructive policies.