posted on May, 20 2016 @ 09:26 AM
This thought is very recent, within minutes of the thread. It, therefore, may be flawed in some way I haven't grasped as yet, so your input would be
I have straddled the concept of a third party for some time now. In and out, lately more 'in'....until this thought.
The obvious flaws of a third party, or a fourth, is those parties are as equally subject to the frailties of the first two parties. Subversion, vested
interests, the usual mechanisms affects all equally. Now add in no evidence that the multiple party nations are any better off than the two party
system. None that I can see, at least.
It is also becoming obvious to more and more that the extremism that the current political scene isn't working and, in fact, is generated
deliberately by various agendas.
The disaffection with both parties is at an all time high and when the U.S. was at it's best, the nation was, generally, centrist....at least when
compared to today's standards.
So what's the solution? Perhaps, it's as simple as "none of the above". Huge numbers of centrists/independents attached to no party, owing
allegiance to none.
The number of disaffected is mind-blowing. It HAS to be over half the population. Think of the political power that represents...if articulated as a
deliberate and well thought out option to those disaffected.
(As I write this, the number of barriers that come to mind mount at a fantastic rate...)
Perhaps we should be issue oriented. Issue by issue. Banning parties as a concept is also disingenuous as human nature is to form groups of similar
tastes and views and will not change just because 'Political Parties' are 'banned'. Multiple candidates is a possible route, not multiple parties.
Independents. Some bought and paid for, some single issue driven, some locally or religiously motivated. No restrictions permitted, in that regard.
Bottom line is that sheer power that resides, potentially, in the disaffected is enormous. There MUST be a way of tapping into it. We are a good
people. We just need to dig a little deeper, get out our collective comfort zones and do a little work....