Friday, April 14, 2017

DraftBernie and “People’s Party” is NOT the answer


DraftBernie and “People’s Party” is NOT the answer
This post was published several days after the main post on the 3D party movement was published (https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/04/3party.html), because I just found out about a “People’s Party” and DraftBernie movement (https://draftbernie.org/; https://twitter.com/DraftBernie; https://www.facebook.com/DraftBernieSanders/).
At first I was very enthusiastic.
But following one of my favored mottoes “Trust, but verify” (for example, https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/04/Moore.html), I started checking the related websites, and soon my enthusiasm disappeared.
A war is an awful and devastating social occurrence. But there are always people who are waiting for a war, and who are genuinely glad when it happens.
At the top of the list you find … generals.
For a general, his life, his mission is to fight in a war; only a war gives the final satisfaction, self-respect, the proof of the “I matter” feeling.
The “People’s Party” has been initiated by the “former generals” (a.k.a. operatives) of the Bernie Sanders’ political machinery.
What comes to mind first of all is – those people actually did not succeed in making Bernie the party nominee. And this fact is not addressed at all anywhere you look.
This makes me doubt their abilities to lead a political party.
Definitely, they miss a fight; definitely, they want to be back in action. Obviously, they want to use the political weight of Bernie Sanders (who does not want – so far – to have anything in common with the “People’s Party”).
But there is no indication that the people behind the “People’s Party” have a vision very much different from the Democratic party.
The social goals, what is “good” and what is “bad” for the Country are basically a copy of what the Democrats list on their website.
Another of my mottoes says: “Want to make a difference? Start from being different”; which means, start doing something new – for you, what you have not done before (for example, I started a political blog), hopefully (one can only hope!), meaningful and useful.
The “People’s Party” does NOT pass the test on being different.
There is definitely a large number of people who are frustrated, and who are angry at Democrats.
What seems a case is that people at the “People’s Party” want to use this anger and frustration against Democrats.
I am angry, too. Democrats basically handed the Presidency to Trump (http://gomars.xyz/op.html#why).
But!
First, Democrats are not the enemy. Democrats do have serious issues, but definitely they should be seen as allies.
Second, a mission of a political party is not riding a wave of people’s emotions (even if it seems so), it is not using those emotions in order to gain political power.
The mission of a political party is to coordinate people’s actions, directing those actions to – ultimately – gaining governing power and starting governing according to the ideals of the party.
The problems the Democratic party had, and has, and evidently will be having for a long time (since there is no indication for the opposite) are not because the ideals are wrong, but because the leadership has no vision, knowledge, will, intellect for designing political actions needed for taking over the governing (the leadership fell out of touch from a reality a long time ago; new people are only "new" by name, but not by vision, knowledge, will, intellect).
This post would be much longer if I would go into the details of why the Democratic leadership is incapable of making the transition from the right ideals to the right actions (some info on this is here: https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/04/trust.html,
My point is that the leaders of the “People’s Party” are NO different from the leaders of the Democratic party; they also do not offer anything beyond emotional agitation, sound slogans, blaming enemies – all the same arsenal of tools which did not help Democrats to win.
Again, in one sentence: the real reason Trump won is because his team outsmarted both competing teams (R & D). Nothing what people from the “People’s Party” do indicates that they are smarter than Democrats; hence, by the transition law, “People’s Party” will be also outsmarted by the people behind Trump.
The list of “military disasters” at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_military_disasters is a historic proof of a simple fact, that the most important – the core – source of a victory (any victory, for that matter) is making right decisions (the Battle of Chancellorsville is one of many well-known examples: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chancellorsville).
Everything else is secondary.
Everything else is just factors, which usually are equally available to competing factions, parties, armies (such as landscape, weather, or books, advisers, etc.).
The party which makes less mistakes wins, often even if the odds (man power, money, material possessions) are against the “disadvantaged” group.
Unfortunately, to this very day (04/14/2017) Trumps “central brain committee” still trumps all other “pockets of thinking”.
Maybe we need a help from people from the outside of a regular political circle (or a circus, if you will); people like Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, Michael Moor – people whose mind is still flexible, elastic, not rigid?
At least to criticize all the ideas coming down for formal and self-proclaimed "leaders" until something new, meaningful, reasonable, and actionable will appear.
I know that Bill Maher, and Michael Moor had been flirting with third parties before. It seems that – like the most of Americans – they do not understand the true role a third party should play in politics. Maybe because of this (and their past experience) they do not see how a first truly third party would function in the U.S.
But at least I will try (I have to) to bring their attention to a new view on the role of the third party, because the current political landscape is ready and just calls for a party #3.
I do believe when "radical" democrats will leave the party and create the 3D party which also will be attractive to moderate Republicans, it only will make the Democratic party sounder and tougher (less internal quarrels), and the coordination between two parties (Dems and the 3D) will make the opposition to Republicans even stronger and more effective (https://teachologyforall.blogspot.com/2017/04/3party.html).

Riding a wave of emotional frustration and anger is no brainier.

People want simple decisions and they want them NOW!

It requires much more effort and time and brain work (for example, long reading, thinking, writing) to analyze all important processes governing social behavior of various social strata, layers, factions, groups, and to design an action plan which would reflect those processes.
If Bernie Sanders will ever form his own party it is not because of DraftBernie. He will never be absorbed by some other movement. And he does not need it; he has Our Revolution. Sooner or later he will have to make his final decision: stay with the Democrats or go solo. In any case the first truly third American political party can become politically successful only if the right people will start making the right decisions.
Today it is not yet a case.

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