Strategy Condensed: The Way Forward

To move forward , we must put aside traditional party allegiances and blind loyalties.

To solve our tragic and growing problems while we still can(!), we must put aside traditional party allegiances and blind loyalties, and instead join forces to focus primarily on election integrity (so our votes count and aren’t suppressed), on getting money out of politics (so our votes even matter), and on reforming our extremely rigged economic system so it can’t continue to fuel money in politics and the manipulative narratives which currently shape much of public opinion. Blood money from our rigged economy finances two corrupt major parties, an army of lobbyists 42,000 strong, and nation-wide brainwashing through “think tanks” and corporate mass media. This is how the establishment recovered from FDR’s New Deal and re-corrupted absolutely everything. I suppose that, while we are at it, we should also break up the big media trusts, not just the big banks. What say? In the meantime, let’s make use of and support alternative media like this one, so we can grow our own awareness and that of those around us. Naturally, let's push for our immediate needs, as well: healthcare for all and reasonable drug prices, income security, a fair corruption-free justice and law enforcement system, free education at all levels, protection of communities and the environment, and so on.

Be a leader. Be one of the first to vote outside the twin party tyranny when outside candidates are far better than the corporate stooges dominating the Dempublican charade. There are still people who let themselves be played by the you-can’t-vote-third-party-or-independent-unless-the-majority-is-already-doing-so fib. That’s a trick to maintain the status-quo, and the way to break through this is to lead the way rejecting this false choice narrative.

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Dirk Droll is the Publisher and Senior Editor of Beanstock’s World.

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isobel_j
isobel_j

True! If only both sides are more tolerant

Philip Carino
Philip Carino

Nice to create an article about how and when to vote alternatively, probably research on viable candidates right now as midterms is so near

Dirk Droll
Dirk Droll

Editor

Go elsewhere is too easy an excuse. Communities, states, and nations have a responsibility of care for their citizens/residents, and we the people have the responsibility to hold their leaderships and institutions accountable. That's why democracy was invented, but we still have a lot to learn to get good at it. I have relocated more than most people alive, so one could assume I can do so with greater facility than most, and yet I'll tell everybody willing to listen that relocating out of state (or even out of country) is no small thing. It breaks friendships, social circles, professional relations, and family ties; and even those ties that do stay intact become pretty impossible to service when the need arises (like assisting an aging elder family member who becomes helpless when one lives long voyages distant).

Jon Saltzman
Jon Saltzman

Editor

I agree with that- what do you think about the fact that if a state can’t do it- people can go elsewhere?

Dirk Droll
Dirk Droll

Editor

I don't think it's critically important for the states to have one educational standard. If they drift too far apart, then some problems will arise: wannabe students not getting accepted by universities in stats of their choice, teachers not being able to move to other states of their choice... Still, standards-based education is toxic. Not only when it's a federal standard, but also when it's a state standard. IMHO, the ideal curriculum would be locally chosen with input from all parents and local businesses and institutions.

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