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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 03:48 AM

12. Yep. And never mind the 'best'. We need a long list of 'good enough, pick any' tactics.

 

I suggest 'quit buying stuff' all the time. One reason is that it is one way, however indirect, to get corruption out of the political system. If Wal-Mart doesn't have the money to spend on politics, they won't spend it on right-wingers. Yes, this is a long-term hope, but so was ending slavery, or building the internet.

Surely there are more direct, more effective ways of ending corruption. Running for office is an obvious one, but not for everyone. Working for the local party is another, working with voting rights groups is another, exposing individual corrupt politicians and acts is another, and so on.

The internal problem for us is, of course, that we don't agree on directions and goals, so many tactics are great for some but problematic for others. I always thought that the purpose of the parties was to manage this process, to organize the tradeoffs necessary to get the various parts of a plan implemented.

The external problem for us is that our opponents at this time want to destroy everything social - to wipe our culture from the planet, and from the minds of our children - and to steal everything of economic value. Because of this, there is very little that we can offer them to assist in their 'plan' that seems like a reasonable compromise to the democratic population. NOTHING they want benefits any of us in the long run, and the short-term benefit is either that they destroy someone else instead of us, or they pay us some small portion of the booty for betraying a large number of ourselves.

Personally I think the party needs an explicitly stated policy of "We need to STOP these monsters, and so will oppose them at EVERY turn. Once they are defeated, we can then again consider instances where we may agree with particular actions, even if for different purposes, but until then we are at war and cannot afford to indulge them."

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