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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

Yeah, not that I loved HRC, but she wanted Citizens United repealed as well. It’s a mainstream Democrat platform.

Warren is always chasing the party’s tail and acting like she’s edgy and radical. She very frequently speaks out about issues last and after they’re safe or resolved. If she runs for president and wins she’ll be talking about how they need to keep Trump in check.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

Yes, but this brings us back to the debate I've been having with myself since the beginning of the 2016 election cycle.

My choices are basically Republicans (align with me on something like 3% of political issues), Democrats (align with me on something like 10-30% of political issues, depending upon the candidate), or vote socialist or communist or not voting (standing up for exactly what I believe in, and getting nothing).

... so what's the best of these poor options?

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tamarack wrote

The best option is not to participate in the enemy's rituals, because a) said rituals often have a predetermined result; b) participation gives the enemy a veneer of legitimacy which it does not deserve; c) mere participation does not "standing up for what you believe in" make.

Direct action against the enemy is the correct posture.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

So what exactly did you have in mind - and consider that it's likely anything you post here is being tracked by some kind of FBI or NSA web crawler and indexed.

If you are advocating the next wave of Civil Rights Movement -style action, count me in.

If you're looking for a true violent conflict, I'm not there yet. Maybe I should be. Maybe by the time I decide to take up arms it will mean nothing. But for now, I'm not doing that or considering it.

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tamarack wrote (edited )

The social ostracism of enemy officials (surrounding them at restaurants, denying them service, etc.) we've seen in the past week is a good start.

Visiting their homes and ostracizing them in front of their neighbors would be a good next step.

Further, this practice ought to be expanded to include business leaders, who are also enemies of the People.