Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Is American Democracy Doomed?


Is our democracy doomed? Are the Conservatives taking us down the path to something other than a democracy?

Matthew Yglesias seems to think so, in this article...

"American democracy is doomed."



"America's constitutional democracy is going to collapse.


"Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies — there is going to be a collapse of the legal and political order and its replacement by something else. If we're lucky, it won't be violent. If we're very lucky, it will lead us to tackle the underlying problems and result in a better, more robust, political system. If we're less lucky, well, then, something worse will happen...

"As Jim Manley, a former aide to the Democratic Senate leadership, explained to The Atlantic, the obstruction not only prevented many of Obama's more controversial measures from becoming law; it also drastically altered the process of even routine governance.

"Say you want to break a filibuster. On Monday, you file cloture on a motion to proceed for a vote on Wednesday. Assuming you get it, your opponents are allowed 30 hours of debate post-cloture on the motion to proceed. That takes you to Friday, and doesn't cover amendments. The following Monday you file cloture on the bill itself, vote Wednesday, then 30 more hours of debate, and suddenly two weeks have gone by, for something that's not even controversial.


"As a political strategy, McConnell's tactics were vindicated by the 2010 midterms, which showed that making the president look partisan, clumsy, and inept was a winning strategy...

"The best we can hope for is that when the crisis does come, Americans will have the wisdom to do for ourselves what we did in the past for Germany and Japan and put a better system in place.,,"

We've seen a scenario in fiction what some believe we've become...



The Cons are practicing on a state level everything they want to impose upon us on the national level...



...including the corporatocracy that is also called - fascism.



You've heard of fascism, haven't you?



With the Cons, everything is about money...



...and those moneybags are pretty pitiful human beings.



But killing democracy is easy when you own the media...



Greed and bribery go hand in hand when you're trying to subvert a nation...



...and your attempts at extortion are getting out of hand.



Racists all vote Repubican, of course...



...and the rest of the Cons don't look too credible either.



So to kill democracy, start a fake crisis or two or three or more...



...then kill off the unions...



...then you sabotage the best and the brightest...



...while siding with democracy's enemies.



...because it's all about class warfare and "Trickle Down."

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Make sure you instill the proper amount of fear into the citizenry...


...while you plunge us back to the nineteenth century...



...because nothing is easier than shutting down a government in preparation for the New American Age of Feudalism!



And here's what it's gotten us so far...

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Conservatism isn't about "personal responsibility" or "states rights" or any other phony issues that are so effective in pulling the wool over their followers' eyes.

Conservatism is about one thing only - money and power for the richest and greediest among us - and all the rest of the social issues are nothing more than smoke and mirrors to fool the dumbest, most vicious, and most gullible among us.

Conservatism is all about taking from the poor and the middle class and giving it all to the rich.

Conservatism is anti-democratic and represents the largest criminal class in the world.

Isn't it time to criminalize Conservatism?

Joyce, Jnr.


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