09.17.20

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2020 Elections: No, It’s Not About Russia

Posted in Deception at 7:54 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2 days ago: [Meme] Leaks Aren’t Our Enemy; They Help Expose an Inherently Corrupt and Unethical System

RMS on Green Party
He used to say people should support Bernie Sanders or the Green Party, but now he accepts so-called ‘strategic voting’

Summary: The Biden/Trump false dichotomy (perpetuating the two-party system monopoly/duopoly) borrows from Russophobic tactics and fact-free shaming

WE now know, based on leaks, that the two-party system keeps failing most Americans. It’s by design. Important issues aren’t even up for debate (like taxing the super-rich, who call themselves “job creators” and “philanthropists” to excuse themselves). War keeps on coming. It is intensifying (“Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes”).

“Can we learn to respect people’s political choices (and votes) and not paint everyone who isn’t voting Biden as a Trump supporter, even a person who chooses to vote left (Green) and deposits a ballot in the ballot box based on one’s belief and true political orientation rather than antagonism of another party?”Recently, in our main IRC channel, someone blasted Richard Stallman (RMS) for supporting the Green Party. As the above screenshot shows, it’s not entirely true. The latest press release from the Green Party says Hawkins to Hold News Conference Friday, Sept. 18 on Wall Street to Call for Stock Transfer Tax (that’s later today).

We generally don’t endorse politicians; too many of them are liars, either before or during service in the highest office. We don’t wish to be held retroactively accountable for endorsing liars.

Politics: Two-party system -- RMS is tired of itIn most modern democracies people can choose a party of their liking, with or without a ranked voting system, and parties later form coalitions. The two-party system is something that RMS complained about even when Obama was in charge. He told me about it in our interviews, noting that both parties (“D” and “R” in the US) gradually shift to the right and today’s Democratic Party is a lot like whatever GOP used to be (decades ago).

Can we learn to respect people’s political choices (and votes) and not paint everyone who isn’t voting Biden as a Trump supporter, even a person who chooses to vote left (Green) and deposits a ballot in the ballot box based on one’s belief and true political orientation rather than antagonism of another party? If we cannot do this, we’re perpetuating the two-party system monopoly/duopoly in the name of “lesser evilism”.

The person in IRC (we won’t name him, but it’s in IRC logs) went further and tried to paint the Green Party as some sort of Putin/Russian plot, insinuating that RMS is somehow a Putin-leaning Trump supporter or something. This isn’t a healthy political discourse and there’s something inherently racist/nationalist about it. Instead of insulting people, calling them “Russian” or “fascists” or “Trump supporters” (even people who strongly dislike Trump) maybe work to make the Democratic Party more people-centric than Wall Street-centric.

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