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What Should the Radical Democratic Left Be For and Against?

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What Should the Radical Democratic Left Be For and Against?

The Seven Social ISMS and the Seven Social SINS are what the Radical Democratic Left should be united against.

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Imperialism, racism, capitalism, nationalism, materialism, patriarchalism, and speciesism (species-ism) are the Seven Social ISMS that prevent Socialism.

Imperialism, racism, capitalism, nationalism, materialism, patriarchalism, and the discrimination against the LGBTQ community are the Seven Social SINS that need to be eliminated so that the citizens of our nation and of the world can be happy.

Mindfulness meditation can reduce the vast individual suffering. Democratic socialism can reduce the vast social suffering. Veganism can be advocated for environmental, ethical, and health reasons. Also, not just participatory political democracy, but workplace democracy, is what we need to create democratic social progress.

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Moreover, Marijuana-Cannabis-Hemp--the most versatile plant on earth for industrial, medical, and agricultural purposes--is also much safer as a recreational drug than alcohol; however, as a recreational herb, it is most appreciated after periods of abstinence--in other words, when not used too often.

Ideally what is needed is a new constitution that equally empowers the seven largest national political parties--even giving a voice to any national political party that captures at least one percent of the national vote.

Proportional Representation with a unicameral federal legislature could be implemented. The Electoral College System for electing a president should be abolished forever.

Cut-throat, competitive nationalism was never a good idea, and it never will be. Let's also examine international organizations such as the Earth Federation, the Earth Constitution, and the Democratic World Federalists that are working to achieve world peace and happiness. Maybe the three organizations can find common ground and unite together.



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