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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

IMPORTANT

This is worth reading and thinking about.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Right but overall vtoer turnout was up 4.7%, so it seems hasty to conclude that there wasn't a working class rebellion against the establishment just because voting was lower in some of the states he won....?

Chris said...

Also interesting analysis on the election results:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/debunking_myths_about_trump_voters_with_exit_polls.html

Jerry Fresia said...

The problem wasn't angry voters, it was absent voters?

Keep going. The problem isn't absent voters, its the design of a political economy in which
political parties represent coalition of owners so that owners may capture control of government.
Many of the people who don't vote understand, know, and feel that government doesn't represent them.

The problem is election fraud and toleration of it. Interstate crosschecking purged at least tens of thousands
of voters and likely much more.

The problem is that in the United States voting is not a right, it's a privilege granted by the state for which you
must qualify.

The problem is that the framers feared democracy and created a system that would check popular impulses: ie,
HRC won the popular vote.

It is easy to blame the people who don't vote but if we lived those miserable directed lives where both parties represent elites and if we were the ones without dignity, and who had wealth extracted from us year after year, voting wouldn't mean very much to us either.