Saturday, May 18, 2013


If popular democracy doesn't work, for the reasons of which the Founding Fathers, authors of the U. S. Constitution and pundits of The Federalist Papers -- James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay -- deeply feared, then what can be next?

2013 is clearly not 1776.  Clearly.  Virtually everything is different.  Transportation. Communication.  Material Goods.  Manufacturing, distribution and retailing, not to mention the entire concept of free enterprise.  Freedom.  Religion.  Morals.  But given the differences, the failure of all forms of government to date, what can be next?

Socialism has been proven to be unobtainable since someone must manage the state -- anarchy also does not work -- and turns out that "someone" over history always seems to chose his individual power to keep and nourish, not that of the "people".  Communism is Socialism's analog in impossibility.  American representative democracy's inventive structural worked until communication became so open that the formerly-separated groups who couldn't easily communicate could.  And they did.  Initially as "Progressives" forming in power against the inaptly-named "Robber Baron" capitalists who had one way or another industrially built the industrial and financial power base of the country.  When the description "Progressive" came under fire the faction  morphed into the also inaptly named "Liberal".  A major component of their base came from union bosses who corralled workers into labor unions which promised better and richer working conditions.  Using government as a enabler, they delivered and the Democratic Party.......

But fast forward to 2013 and that party of the people has become the party of itself enduring only to endure.  It has scooped up myriad additional factions; the poor; minorities of all shades; abortion advocates; the secular religious; government-financed "activists" in the environmental, climate-change and inequality games.  The greatest faction is the federal government and its own perpetuation.  It and the Democratic Party are one and the same.  And that is where the breakdown in democracy started and is finishing.

When the party in power becomes the government then representative government is an illusion.  The Obama administration exists only to gain and retain power over the remaining minority of Americans.  While at this point May 18, 2013, this paragraph might be debatable, the recent scandals which were hidden by the Obama administration before the 2012 election are blooming in the light.  The seminal question is: will the Democratic Party roll through 2013 and retain power after the 2014 elections.  Time (only) will tell.

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