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Think Strategy and Tactics for a Second American Revolution

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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:

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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.

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 and several other books, as well as hundreds of articles. His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working (more...)
 

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