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Nov 26, 2012

Collaboration always requires less effort than real change. What is really insane is that everyone so narrowly focuses on the differences between the Rethugs and that other corporate-sponsored party, the Democrats, while blindly ignoring the real problem, namely that they are far more alike than not. Voting for a "kinder, gentler" corporate oligarchy is no way to achieve economic justice, social progress, or environmental protection. The drones of the two-party corporate machine will neither be kinder or gentler because no matter how much lip service one particular party gives to the aspirations and demands of the left...at the end of the day, the left will be holding an empty bag having squandered votes on someone who talks great talk, but who like every Democrat in the last forty years acts at best as a corporate centrist...and at worst, slipping further and further to the right. If everyone who liked Dr. Stein had at least gone so far as to impress the Democrats that she was a real threat to the corporate regime, then the Democrats would at least have been obligated to espouse a platform consistent with progressive values or risk losing real votes. Instead the left has once again sold itself down the river, wasted votes, and will get nothing but a government the collaborates more and more with corporate agendas. The reality is that if everyone who liked Jill Stein or the principles of the Green Party actually ever voted Green, then the two party system would be DOA, dead on arrival. Only a multi-party system ensures that the will of the people is actually represented by someone at some point. The two party system by contrast only favors the elites. 

Who will the left blame when the thugs that shove austerity down our throats are the very ones for which the left voted?

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