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Wednesday, November 24, 2004
  How to gain some power for 2006

More thoughts before the holiday

A very benign title I know, but expect me to re-post this on Monday - yeah, I'm sure that's bad form; as if I truly cared.

My initial idea, on how to effectively influence the mid-term elelctions of 2006.

As I stated in A post of random thoughts? - which turns out to be an apt title, sort of - I'm trying to figure out how to retake, if we ever owned it in the first place, our country. I've stated that the dems have been completely marginilized, and they have. They don't have a message, and if they do, they don't know how to communicate it. I'm not presenting this idea to re-invigorate the dems; fuck 'em, they deserve marginalization. What I'm suggesting, for whomever has the where-with-all, is where effective communication can occur, and at least partially, what the message should contain.

If the religious right has learned to dominate the church, it's sort of pointless to fight on their home field. What I suggest is to move the field of battle to one more...the proper word escapes me at this point in time...but no matter, we need to take control of the job hunting networks. All of them. We need to 'embed' people in every job networking organinzation across the country; yes, including the local church. At every meeting of the job seekers - as opposed to the labor movement where people were called upon to fight and risk jobs they already had - we need to build a movement, one that is largely classless based on composition, of people looking for jobs.

That sort of sums it up. Rather than fight on moral issues, rather than fight on our ability to win an un-winnable war, we need to move to a grassroots movement that targets people who are not able to find jobs through NO FAULT of their own. I believe that would resonnate in all states regardless of colour, and with every family who has someone who is unemployed but actively willing and looking for work.

That is a constituency that both parties have not captured. And in fact, based on their dependency on major corporate contributors, one they cannot capitalize on.

And, hence one ripe for recruitment to a cause that is trying to overthrow corporatism.

Enough for now. And, as I stated above, I will risk being borish and repost this on Monday.

Done for now; more to follow...

 
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yeah... seems to me that the left needs to take a long hard look at the labor movement and capitalism. i think we need to remember the idea of "class war" which requires that we begin thinking about many long "forgotten" ideas regarding capitalism.

in 1905 the poor working people of america gathered in chicago to organize the industrial workers of the world. perhaps 2005 might prove to be more than a birthday celebration.

denny
 
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