|Sent time:||Monday, September 26, 2011 6:36:01 AM|
|Subject:||SPAM-LOW: [september17discuss] Re: DEMANDS|
No, sorry, this is ridiculous. Britain and Canada have far stricter
election laws and Britain basically invented kettling and Canada's
prime minister suspends parliament when he has a bad mood. The
electoral reform in Canada didn't close the Fraser institute. Get
corporate money out of politics and little will change because the
people running for congress will still be corporate money themselves.
The only one that's true for Canada and the UK in your list is
Hell, Germany and France have proportional representation and strict
electoral laws. Only someone who is utterly unaware of the rest of the
world would insist that France is not an actively imperialist country
on a scale very much comparable to the United States.
Bubbles and crashes are inherent in capitalism. We've had constant
bubbles and crashes for two centuries now. Hell, when France founded
its first limited liability companies, there was an almost immediate
bubble and crash (that was the early 18th century). The only reason
the new deal happened is the reason Bismarck, the head of the german
conservative party and a man who was impossibly happy about the
anarchist communist split, was the one who passed it: it was to save
the system by buying out some of the population.
The Spanish keep writing us (the people on the website) to not commit
their original mistake: if it looks like an electoralist platform, if
it looks like we're doing parliamentarianism, then we'll lose, plain
and simple, because we're not parliamentarians. And a minor electoral
reform is still empty parliamentarianism, not a revolution.
We're insisting on bringing back stopgap parliamentary reforms that
only existed because the system was otherwise falling apart, as our
one great demand? Why? So our grandchildren have to pick up the flags
again for what we didn't do when the same system we're putting back on
life support falls apart again?
What about a demand to the people?
Form popular assemblies. Everywhere. Every public square, every
community, every town. Hell, every shop, every factory, every job
center, every office, every school. We can be the demand.
If anything this insistance on one demand is bullshit. We can't
condense in one demand end everyone knows it. The only people I've
seen insist on "one demand only" are people who would rather fight
against us than break their own chains.
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