February 26 2018
State of the Democrats
Gun Control, Medicaid, DACA, Big Pharma, Budget...
A Thom-Hartmann Show (democratic radio) caller finally pointed out, that the Democrats are primarily reactionary and whine about a litany of (Republican Created?) problems, while being short on Solutions.
The repudiation of Diane Feinstein by the Democratic Party secretly points to the fact that the Democratic Party is fed up with itself, and is going nowhere. Feinstein's 'Progressive' rival, can only point to a Platform that amounts to a one issue, one fix at a time Game as played by Congress.
Radio Host,Thom Hartmann, will tell you that 'Democratic Progessive's should be the ones to espouse the solutions, he actually said '10, 15 years..Forever'. This implies an endless dialogue with other Democratic Factions, with no final results, except a permanent 'Thom Hartmann' Show.
Democrat After 2018
Gov John Kasich predicts, like myself, that we are sooner or later devolving into a 3-or-more Party System.
Does anyone know what the betting is on Democrats winning/losing/keeping Seats in Congress in 2018? The results will drive the multi-party playbook faster or not.
Parties, Parties, Parties
If the parties fracture, you can expect something like Germany, where 'Christian Democrats', 'Free Democratic Party', 'Social Democrats' pretend to be different, but defend by omission your friendly Mega-Corporation and Mega-Bank, as primary legitimate heirs of 'Hardwork, Competition, Paternalism, Free markets'
Germany espouses the Wealthy should be 'Responsible' for the Disadvantaged. This amounts to sitting on Charity Boards, and donating their time to run for office on behalf of the rest-of- us to run it as our Platonic Betters (Aristocracy).
New Donald Trump Party 2020
Donald Trump himself, should start a splinter faction, from the Republicans, as a 'Christian Free Market' party or Some-such name. where 'anti-abortion', 'no-drugs', 'big corporations', a Presidential 'Dictator' substitutes for the past infinite-Authority of the Church.
The Third Great Awakening
Another take on our future, using the doctrine ofthe 'Social Gospel' and the Church's past impact on solving Social Problems. This would somehow be a combination of religions/Spiritual/Governmental Unity Movement with a 'Second Coming of Christ' tinge.
15 Years From Now
When the smoke clears..all will flock to a yet-to-be-born Sovereign Party, which involves a general Redo of Society, a meaningful step at a time.
I employ the sociological term 'Social Action', as Successful Purposeful Action which causes Society Modification. This does not include 'Demonstrations', which have made little difference to Society in the past 15 years. I borrowed from this book below "Myth of Social Action' This would be a coordinated effort by Legislatures, Banks/Corporations, Media, Organized Citizens (Classes). (It would represent a kind of a Swastika, whose arms cannot move, unless all arms move in unison)
The Rest of Myth Of Social Action is not relevant from a 'system change' standpoint.
Your Sovereign Future
I envision that first glorious day, when we have ourselves, as members of multiple 'roles' ranged around a table, solving issues where we are specifically involved or affected,(Consumer, Water Drinker, Worker, Owner etc) proudly put our John Hancock to self-created Legislation.
(This is the missing joke; a Beatles Film (?) where the lawyer says
Sign Here..And Here...(50 times)