[Marxism] Fwd: Electoral Wagers

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 9 15:24:05 MDT 2015


The vast majority of elected officials in the United States are at best 
obstacles to progress who do nothing but participate in an ideological 
see-saw from center-right to far-right and at worst reactionary 
demagogues who passionately engage in eviscerating various threads of 
the social safety net. These elected officials have official power that 
flows from their office. Many of them have no mandate to lead and merely 
benefit from the understandable apathy of their constituents. In order 
to unseat a candidate a campaign needs volunteers, a solid strategy that 
is actually executed, and, of course, money. Independent campaigns can 
and do raise money and the amount of money needed is not as much as one 
might think in local and state-level elections. On top of this many 
elections are actually run very inefficiently, incorrectly, and 
mechanically. The barriers to running an effective and successful far 
left electoral campaign are actually not as high as they seem at first 
glance.

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=12343



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