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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #36)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 01:24 AM

72. Can America become a kibbutz? Adopt the Amish model?

For political power to remain with the people, the citizenry must contribute to the governing order beyond elections. But the citizenry abdicates its power instead.

Hear is what Bernie said at the end of his NRN remarks:

"The only way in my view that we are going to transform America is to develop a strong grass roots movement which I call a political revolution.

In other words we do not win and transform America when 63% of the American people don't vote. We don't transform America when 80% of the American people, young people, don't vote.

So let me conclude my remarks by just saying this...

no president...will be able to achieve what has to be done unless there is a political revolution.

We need a mass movement of the American people to say very clearly that enough is enough. This government, this country belongs to all of us and not a handful of billionaires."


Bernie alludes to a revolution outside of the electoral process, rather than point out to people that they need to get up off their asses and AT LEAST vote. Use it or loose it.

If the well being of the people you love isn't enough to motivate you to choose, then you get what you get and you don't get upset.

Just 36.4 percent of eligible voters voted in the 2014 elections. That is a dereliction of duty which warrants being stripped of power.

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