Friday, May 30, 2008

The Two Party System is Woefully Inadequate

First two paragraphs from a recent blog post

by "jurassicpork" re Dunkin Donuts caving in

to Michelle Malkin and pulling Rachel Ray's

commericals off the air, because of a

Palestinian style scarf she was wearing:

"But consider that this marginal, hysterical

activism of a handful of jerkoff right wing

bloggers like Michelle Malkin and Chuckie

Johnson actually moves multibillion dollar

corporations such as Dunkin Donuts while

the entire power of Congress cannot even

get Blackwater Worldwide, Halliburton, KBR

or the five largest petroleum cartels to even

admit the truth or to get them to curb their evil

intentions by even an iota.

We've come to expect that right wingers are

dumber than some yeast infections I've seen

but somehow it always shocks me that

corporations the size of Dunkin' Donuts still

jump on their PR stool when these mental

mice roar at them from the yawning chasm of


Your last two paragraphs are amazing (in the

sense of "shocking"), until you remember the

old adage "Follow the money!"

98% of Congress is being well-paid in one

way or another not to disturb the crimes of

Blackwater, KBR, Chevron, Exxon-Mobil, etc.

I think it's time to read (and more than just

read) David Sirota's new book "The


Sidebar - re the corrupt Democratic party -

Two parties aren't enough to reflect the

various political levels (moral and otherwise).

Therea are minority <i>progressive</i>

democrats and majority DLC corporatist

triangulating "centrist" democrats, and they

do not belong in the same party. I propose

that progressives join with the Green Party,

whose platform is nearly identical with

progressives' to begin to build a new

higher-level party in the U.S., as has already

been done in Europe, and anti-big-coporatist,

pro-co-operative, pro-interdependent holistic

ecological-peace, social justice party.

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