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No Party Required

Page history last edited by Charles-A. Rovira 5 years, 4 months ago

This is a fascist republic/oligarchy, and there's NOTHING WONG WITH THAT as long as its properly organized. 

Lets examine the three systems of economic organization:

• *_Free Enterprise_*, where capital goods are owned by private owners and controlled by private owners,
• *_Fascism_*, where capital goods are owned by private owners and controlled by the state,
• *_Socialism_*, where capital goods are owned by the state and controlled by the state.

These three systems are separate constructs from the four forms of government:

• *_Anarchy_* (rule by no one,) (Examples of this are called Failed States)
• *_Dictatorship_* or *_Monarchy_* (rule by one person,) 
• *_Oligarchy_* (rule by a few persons, like we currently have here,) We call it a Republic, a Constitutional Monarchy, a Confederation or a Federation. 
*_Sortition_* is a sub-class of *_oligarchy_* in that representatives are selected *at random* from the general population and *forced* to serve for a single term. 
• *_Democracy_* (rule by the majority, aka "tyranny of the masses") We call this doing things by _Plebiscite_. It quickly becomes unwieldy unless you have an intelligent and educated populace (not on this planet.)

None of these socio-economic systems are mutually exclusive in the larger context of a political systems.

In fact, it is necessary to *_combine_* the three because there are features of each which complement and fill in the *_blind spots_* in each.

A successful country is one where the systems are successfully blended.

An unsuccessful country is one where there is an unnecessary bias towards one or another.

For example, that is why we have a unified power grid but each utility/corporation cooperates in maintaining the unified power grid while trying to minimize the costs, possibly to maximize their profitability.

This cooperative feature is arrived at regardless of the economic system or political system.

Our economic problems arise from a misunderstanding of what a politicians jobs were by our oligarchies (the people some, not all but merely some of us, held our noses and elected.)

 

 


 

Repubes or democraps, our politicians are equipped with the morals of gutter cats.

 

The problem with republics is the same as with monarchies. After a while, the noble intentions at the start are as dead as the noble individuals which founded the kingdom or the republic. (The methods of creation for either are equally bloody.)

 

If we want a representative government, we’ll have to RE-create it. (There were no parties in 1776.)

 

If we want smaller government, we'll have to take out the incentives for its growth too.

 

The error of (y)our ways is that, despite the evidence of hundreds of years of history, you keep on electing self-selected, self-anointed members of the millionaires club, people who have no understanding of what the lives of the citizens of this country are like.

 

That fits in with Einstein's definition of insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results."

 

Lets examine how the situation has really devolved since the founding of this country.

 

We've become a government

• OF the thousandaires (the 99%, that would be me and thee,)

• BY the millionaires (the 1%, that would be the extremely insular privileged overlords and bosses,)

• FOR the billionaires (the 12,400 individuals identified by the IRS as the people who count (though they don't really count as they hire some thousandaires to run machines to do that.)

 

How is this different than the political situation that led to the founding of the United States?

 

It isn't, really.

 

One system had privilege being a condition of one's birth.

 

The situation in the United States is the (cess)pool of nobles has expanded to people that the corporations like and are willing to fund.

 

The first thing we do is change from an ELECTED to a SELECTED form of government. (In essence *_sortition_*. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sortition > Yes +Yoram Gat you will get credited from now on. :-)

 

Pick names at random out an eligible citizen pool and they’re stuck with doing the job for one, and only one, four year term.

 

There could/should/would be no such thing as a career in politics. (The only thing worse than getting stuck with somebody who didn’t want the job is getting stuck with some idiot who did, figuring it was going to lift him a few rungs up the social/economic ladder.)

 

And don't give me that bullshit about average citizens don't know enough about politics.

 

Average citizens know right from wrong and are likely to at least read a bill before they sign and pass it on.

 

Average citizens know enough to be suspicious and not so venal and blinded by the lure of undeserved re-election.

 


 

Eligibility requirements are:

• were you born here or are you a naturalized citizen?

• are you a permanent resident in a village, town or city within our borders?

• are you above the age of 25?

• are you healthy enough? (you don't suffer from any clinical health issue(s) or mental impairment(s) which would prevent you from fulfilling your duties?)

• have you never served on the government before?

• have you never been found guilty of a violent crime?

• have you never been found to be clinically insane?

 

From +Milton Ragsdale comes a further refinement.

• can you pass a one-month civics/constitutional boot camp?

(It is up to individual states on how they select their Congressional representatives.)

From comes a further refinement.

You can't have divided loyalties, there fore no dual citizenship.

 

Answer yes to all of these questions, you’re eligible for selection.

 

Don’t want to be bothered?

 

Go live elsewhere or STFU! Or we can always use the carrot and the stick. The carrot is you'd have an interesting job for a few years that would look good on a resume. The stick is that *_nobody_* could legally hire you.

 

That would get rid of all PACs, K Street lobbyists, a lot of graft, waste and expense that WE'RE all paying for.


 

Trickle down doesn't work because the billionaires and the 1%ers have *_accountants_* who's livelihood and professional standing depend on their not letting a single penny escape. Double entry book keeping will be the downfall of all the perspiring aspiring imbeciles. 

 


 

The concept of paying into unemployment insurance when that unemployment is assured by market conditions and an unemployed person grows more unemployable with each passing day, is deeply flawed and profoundly *_stupid_*.

It should be called what it was/is called in England: *_Falling onto the dole_*.

The *_dole_* was a form of _tax_ payed by the _wealthy_ (who have all the money anyway) for their success at making their _former_ employees _redundant_. 

The problem comes with the youth some of whom have never experienced the, uh, _joy_ of working at some dead-end job for minimum wages.

Thus we need a system of *_minimum living wage_*, the amount of which is set by endlessly complex maths and approved of by government, enforced by taxation which achieves wealth redistribution by *_taking_* from those who earn above the grudgingly agreed upon line and *_giving_* to those who earn below the grudgingly agreed upon line according to their respective distance from the line.

That should take the 1%ers politicians off of our backs. 

I would also remind those 1%ers that its not smart to argue until our bellies growl.Hungry people get ... unreasonable.

 

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