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We're Tired of Pretend Democracy

At the end of my recent article, The Democrats’ Jerusalem Arithmetic: When Israel is Concerned, Half = Two-Thirds, (the Republicans previously did the same thing) I wrote of my outrage at what's going on. If you have similar thoughts, please comment below and share this post with others.

We're tired of wars and killing, and of being sold a pack of goods by both parties using lies, deception, and manipulation.

We’re tired of power brokers running roughshod over what we want

We’re tired of “alternative” institutions such as MoveOn that enable the charade, and of candidate puppets of “change” who continue cruel policies while spouting high-minded words that they hope will hide their unconscionable actions.

We’re tired of scripted conventions, of bullying special interests, of lying politicians, of manipulative media, and of partisan politics that set us against one another, in which both sides push falsehoods about the other, and about themselves.

We’re tired of pretend democracy.

More and more of us are demanding real change, not computer generated simulations. Instead of responding by refusing to vote, and thus forfeiting this life-and-death game, many of us are going to cast votes that will displease those used to running things.

And if in this election we choose to” throw our votes away,” as party cheerleaders scornfully call it, on candidates who would end our serial, suicidal wars and stop the killing of children – thus saving the lives of our own as well – then I feel we will have a shot at a future election in which we aren’t once again expected to choose between a proven war criminal and a competitor who might, astonishingly enough, be even worse.

Instead of throwing our votes away, I believe we will have started the process of throwing the bums out – this time for real. And of keeping our republic, or our democracy, whichever you choose to call it.

Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 12:13PM by Registered Commenter[Alison Weir | Comments2 Comments

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Democracy? Is America at all ready?

The human condition is simply sad.

September 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAletho

My take on the creation of the state of Israel is that the zionists arrived in late 1940's , created a state which did not exist before , used it to legitimise violence , stole the land , possesions and houses of the palestinians then kicked them out.


Stay Safe !

September 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Weir

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