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It's Not My Party and I'll Cry if I Want to

After a dull, and largely uninspiring Democratic National Convention this past week, our country has stumbled onto the next farce in our increasingly sham democracy: the Republican National Convention. Last week we touched on the complete disappointment that was the democratic party platform. In their ever more desperate attempts to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Democrats decided to reject popular policies like universal healthcare, and banning fossil fuel subsidies! It seemed like we couldn't spit in the faces of the people any more. This is America in 2020, however, and so it took a matter of days for the bar to be lowered yet again. The Republicans, not to be outdone by their opponents decided to take the unprecedented step of voting to forego a policy platform entirely and simply pledge to support Trump's, unnamed, second term agenda. And thus, the evolution towards total abandonment of politics with purpose beyond exercising power has been completed. We have one party ignoring the policies their base wants, and the other not even proposing any! How did it come to this? Every week as DSOT we highlight yet another issue where the people are in agreement over what direction they want the country to go in, with occasionally a few policy specifics thrown in for good measure! Yet here we are with the least representative policies in modern history. The system is clearly broken. The main question is, are the American people going to put up with this anymore? Are they going to keep continuing to accept the choice between destructive nihilism and do-nothing defeatism? Neither of these parties inspire confidence that under their leadership America would become a place that looks after its people. Luckily, with an election coming up there is still time for action! Of course we must vote, but that is the least of it, our government cannot currently be relied upon to represent the people, or even follow or uphold the law. If we are to ever achieve justice, equity, and a policy set that represents the will of the people, it's going to take an enduring collective movement of commensurate size and power, to the forces of economic oppression, ignorance and bigotry nihilism we face! To create that better future will require the stamina to outlast the powers that be, and convince them that there is no choice but to change or lose everything. Don’t miss this chance to  join us every Tuesday, in growing solidarity and power until we take back our democracy from amoral special interests, and greedy politicians: Don't Shop on Tuesdays!

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