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Hundreds of thousands of Americans turn out to convention to vote to launch new political party

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 05:11 AM
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This is awesome, and the first I've heard of it. A massive convention recently took place in which over 400,000 people attended for over 5 hours of speeches which culminated in a vote to create a new political party that is not influenced or controlled by big corporations, big pharma, the military industrial complex, etc. This is exactly what we need. While I don't know too much about politics, it has always seemed that a two-party system is doomed to ineffectiveness and inefficiency. The Democrats and Republicans are in a constant battle for control; one side votes for something, the other side votes against. We need a third option, and this new "People’s Party" could be it.

Fed up with decades of two-party rule, hundreds of thousands of Americans tuned in for the People’s Convention, where they voted to form a new political alternative unbeholden to corporate power or the military-industrial complex.

more than 5 hours of speeches that culminated in a vote to create a “major new corporate-free political party in America.”

Among the speakers at the convention were several disgruntled Democrats, ... former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, comedian Jimmy Dore, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges

It ended with a vote to create the People’s Party in 2021, in which some 99 percent of its 400,000 viewers took part.

The group has set a lofty goal for the new anti-corporate outfit, hoping it will be “poised to sweep Congress and the White House” by the next election cycle in 2024.

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Only one thing matters to the oligarchs, it is not democracy, it is not truth, it is not the consent of the governed, it is not income inequality, it is not the surveillance state, it is not endless war… it is the primacy of corporate power, which has extinguished our democracy and left most of the working class and the working poor in misery.

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 05:16 AM
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Mmmmmmmmmm
it's called the Libertarian Party
Pull their lever in November



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 05:20 AM
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In this country we're going to the same thing.
Prime minister Abe is now been going to be replaced new old style Japanese dictatorship control of the people.
What is been doing is that the new leadership will be more anti-American.
So we're going to be in very difficult times.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 05:21 AM
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Well its success would depend on how much money they can raise in 4 years. But i truly think the two-party system needs to end there is no reason we should only have 2 choices for president. Wait is Kanye still running?

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: trollz

This seems like a much needed beacon of hope for americans, so long as the people can keep this from getting astroturfed!


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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:44 AM
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Nope, I don't trust it. They relabel things all the time. The flu is now Covid, riots are now peaceful protests, and the democratic party, which has gotten a bad name recently, will call themselves the People's Party going forward. Some serious danger signals within just the little bit that was stated in that article:


Among the speakers at the convention were several disgruntled Democrats, from Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 national co-chair Nina Turner to a candidate in this year’s primaries, Marianne Williamson.



Turner told the convention that “we are in a fight for our lives and for future generations,” adding “We don’t believe in the lies and the bribes and the contentment in a lousy peace,” quoting from a 1938 poem by Langston Hughs.

“How can we have peace in moments like this, when over 90 million of our sisters and brothers are either uninsured or underinsured?” Turner asked. “How can we have peace when on the streets of America right now, black lives have been reaching out, calling out the racism and the white supremacy and the bigotry of a system that was created for black lives to languish.”



Harvard professor and social critic Dr. Cornel West also addressed the event, calling to “transform the American empire into a more democratic space,” while dubbing the two major parties the “neo-fascist” and “neo-liberal” wings of the “ruling class.”


Don't allow them to re-brand themselves..pay attention. Same party, just trying to change their name and get out from under the bad rep that Dem's are receiving.

Thanks,
blend57



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:46 AM
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Here's hoping they don't become the "New American socialism party"
If they do I'll have to start calling them the New American Socialism Terrorist Yaysayers party... Or NASTY for sort!

Jokes aside, I'm all for third parties. The big two should have been shunned a while ago.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:48 AM
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in a vote to create a new political party that is not influenced or controlled by big corporations, big pharma, the military industrial complex, etc


Not to be a Debbie Downer but how do we keep that from happening to the new party?

And now we will have a third division of power that will further divide the house and senate?

I’m all for more party systems, but what do we need to do to assure we aren’t just making another party system that will be corrupted from the inside?

We have to be careful, instead of cutting the head off the current snakes we might make a hydra.

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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 06:51 AM
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Do they have a position with regards to the Fed?



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:20 AM
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originally posted by: 19Bones79
a reply to: trollz

Do they have a position with regards to the Fed?



What does it matter!

They say one thing when it is time to vote and do the opposite once voted in.

Until it becomes illegal for a politician to lie, you have no hope.

P



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: trollz


Well its success would depend on how much money they can raise in 4 years. But i truly think the two-party system needs to end there is no reason we should only have 2 choices for president. Wait is Kanye still running?



If you let every party be eligible, the majority of the people wouldn't want that said president .

Remember this. Bill Clinton won with less than 50%. Why? Because of Ross Perot.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:51 AM
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originally posted by: galaga
Remember this. Bill Clinton won with less than 50%. Why? Because of Ross Perot.


The popular vote was irrelevant, Clinton had 370 Electoral Votes and Perot would have performed much better if he didn't drop out in July.








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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:52 AM
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Frankly I dont know why we still need politicians in this day and age.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 07:58 AM
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If so many Democrats are unhappy with their current platform and party leadership, that they want to start a new political party, then more power to them! I fully support their right to do this. No chance I'll join it, but I don't blame them. Current Dem party is 100% loony tunes.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:16 AM
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Not to be a Debbie Downer but how do we keep that from happening to the new party?


Well we'll have to make some more laws and expand govt. Oh wait.
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posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: acackohfcc
Mmmmmmmmmm
it's called the Libertarian Party
Pull their lever in November

"Mr. Hanky" Hank running again ?



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 10:17 AM
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Why did it take until a couple of months before elections that they pulled the lever on this...?

Almost like they were waiting to see if they'd be in the democrats bucket.

Are they trying to divide a voting base for democrats even further? I thought only Republicans have been doing that.



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 10:28 AM
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Did you miss the part where they said this was for 2024?



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: trollz
We need a third option, and this new "People’s Party" could be it.


The People’s Party LMAO!!!

Was it a Chinese convention?

This sounds very similar to The People's Republic of China, which is the Communist Party of China. LOL



posted on Sep, 1 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Yes I did, my bad.

If it works out, sweet. If certain big names start hiding from the limelight behind the party, ru'roh




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