Here is a thread on how US "Democracy" is a scam controlled by the ruling class, using the exclusion of Mike Gravel from the Democratic Primary Debates as a case study.
My disabled paws are too sore from typing to re-write it all on here.
@shel Pity Gravel didn't make it in, but well, you point out why.
Your point about building alternative structures so communities can help themselves is the big takeaway I have here. Avoiding electoral options seems like a losing bet, but as shown, so does betting on them as the only way to do things.
Those in power do not want to help us, they want to take from us and to keep power. We need to not need them.
@yaodema my stance is that like, the people focusing on electoralism are all people in the 24% of Americans who actually vote. I'll let them go do that if they feel so passionate and maybe it'll help
But I think it's going to be more fruitful to spend the limited energy and resources the orgs I'm in have on organizing the 76% of people who don't or can't vote, in ways completely detached from the electoral circus
@shel Hey thanks for sharing this here - I didn't know he wasn't gonig ot be in the next debate? Grrr.
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