Summary: I've long believed that our political system has rapidly accumulating strains, soon to rip the system apart so that new coalitions emerge, centered on new issues -- political realignments (see Wikipedia), as has happened before in American history. Not the widely anticipated move to the "middle" (a two-dimensional line), but political reshuffling in multiple … Continue reading Stand by for political realignment in America!
Summary: After the long journey to create modern representative democracies, we might have forgotten how our political machinery works. The basic workings of the engine, not the operation of the buttons on the dashboard. Worse, many of us have adopted superstitions about the engine. All this makes difficult the deep reforms necessary for the 21st … Continue reading How to recruit people to the cause of reforming America
Summary: Collective action is democracy in action, unrestrained by the machinery of the formal political parties. Does the surge in political action of the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party Movement represent a new morning for America, appropriate at the start of a new millennium. Or are these peasants' protests, venting steam while the 1% … Continue reading Occupy & Tea Party are alike, both saving America through cosplay