Is the People’s Takeover of the “Democratic” Party Working?
Below, I have written some powerful words, or so I hope. But lets first start with an analysis of recent “Democratic” upheavals by Jimmy Dore’s team to give us some perspective and a starting point for putting our heads together. The video is linked from this article and displays above, right under the heading.
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted from Youtube, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: "Ocasio-Cortez & Progressives Win - Is it Enough?")
So, is the people’s take-over of the “Democratic” Party working? Sadly, the answer is clearly no. Too many attempts of voting in people’s candidates have failed, succeeding only with a handful who don’t carry enough weight to change the party from within. And once they are in, they face obstacles like superdelegates, party bosses, undemocratic structures and top-down rule, gerrymandering and internal riggings, huge Big Money influence, mobbing and a gang mentality, and so forth. They get turned ineffective by layer upon layer of barriers that have been erected to neutralize the will of the people and even the party base.
The facts on the ground of our politics are: people who have woken out of their traditional passivity and blind party trust have split up into those who try to fight for what’s right from inside the major parties and those who fight from the outside. That cannot be changed, and in fact it shouldn’t be attempted to be changed not only because it is futile, but also because inside-outside strategies that apply pressure from both or multiple sides are like nutcrackers squeezing in from more than one side, which is the only way to crack a nut.
So, creating a truly democratic People’s Party is a highly valuable tactic. Since this isn’t easy, thanks to treasonous road blocks put up by our corrupt mainstream parties (such as insane ballot access hurdles), we need strength to do so. To obtain full strength, we need to form a party-line crossing people’s coalition which pursues all the important goals of the entire American people. This coalition must set aside party competitions, lift up true people’s candidates regardless of what party – if any – they are currently, in and allow the many small third parties to pool their resources and thereby boost the people’s movement, giving all small parties and all people a voice and a club to wield.
My message to stolid conservatives who may worry about the potential upheavals of revolutionary movements is that we owe the good things we have seen in our country to the American revolution (although you might say that Great Britain has caught up by now, but in as much as it did that was due to its own revolutionary changes, not armed but step-wise political revolutions such as an elected parliament to supersede the crown and a national healthcare system that leaves no-one out).
When we look at how bad things have become for so many of the American people by now, we must acknowledge that the American revolution isn’t finished and has taken a number of setbacks. The way to set matters right is to reclaim our proud tradition and bring the American revolution to its conclusion which can’t be done if we linger in those two tribal camps of the Big-Money-controlled major parties. We must not let ourselves be divided into two political gangs who war on each other. As the immortal first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, famously said: A house divided cannot stand. We the people must once again unite and fight off the green-blooded money aristocracy as did our forefathers with the blue-blooded feudal aristocracy.
We Americans may be diverse, blended together in Melting Pot America, but we are one people. It is time we remember that. Reach out across the tribal lines of those Big-Money-bought political gangs we call our major parties and unite around our common principles, needs, and desires. Stand up as a powerful and enlightened people against the globalist oligarchs who regard the world as their oyster and raid every country, including ours, with utter corruption, avarice, and shamelessness. As our founders showed us, it is not impossible to raise a joint banner. Let’s maybe write on it the demand for a good and just life for all.
We can not rely on candidates anymore. Our political system has been so corrupted by Big Money that our true candidates will be edged out or co-opted if we don’t build a strong movement. Take a look at Movement for a People’s Party, and maybe read up on it:
Dirk Droll is the publisher, main writer, and senior editor of Beanstock’s World where many of his articles found here originate.