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Or, as Markos would say "More and better Democrats". And, as he found out, more democrats is the easy part. It's the better that's the hassle.

A better informed and educated electorate is more likely what is needed. Unfortunately, the future members of most electorates are systematically mis-educated into accepting attitudes and values that serve to reinforce the status quo. Get a healthy dose of fundamentalist religion and those so affected will be a positive detriment to 'better informed and educated' electors. "No Bishop, no King' endures with slight modification. The pathetic aspect is that the propaganda techniques used to inculcate 'proper' attitudes and opinions into the majority of the electorate and to inform political campaigns has been known and understood, at least by many, for a century. This has mostly led to systematic abuse of this understanding.

Changing those facts about the great majority of the electorate would be widely viewed as undermining social stability and cohesion but might succeed when the social situation brought about by those in control can be shown to have already undermined that stability and cohesion. Might. I am waiting and doing what I can on a one to one basis in what seems, with regard to those subjects, to be the heart of darkness.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 03:03:12 PM EST

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