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Originally posted by In nothing we trust
The one and only thing that has held a third party back in the past is that the people who do the work (The middle class) were too comfortable and complacent to get pissed off enough to rise up as one. Basically the banks subverted our country by suppressing opposition and purchasing peoples loyalty. We became fat, lazy and complacent.
Now that the economy is failing it is possible capitalize on peoples discontent with the present system and gain support for a third party.
I predict that the Republican and Democrat parties will merge into one party (Since they already are) and a new independant party will take form to oppose it. Since we know that the established authorities will not go quietly the people who support the tea parties can expect opposition from the establishment.
Since peaceful people will likely be oppressed by the establishment, the people will likely find support from domestic terrorists who will force change, until the establishment decides to let the voice of the people be heard.
I believe that you will find this story has played out before when the Irish formed the Irish Republican Army and Sinn Féin to oppose the rule of the english monarchy.
[edit on 18-4-2009 by In nothing we trust]
Originally posted by king9072
Can you do us all a god damn favor, and NOT refer to people who are sticking up for what the US was founded on TERRORISTS!
Originally posted by Fromabove
What I think is going to happen is that every incumbant is going to be unemployed come 2010 and 2012. When the SHTF, the people gather in large numbers, stand in long lines, and cast out those responsible in sweeping defeat. It's not the need for a third party, it's the need for an informed and wise electorate to get up, go to the polls, and vote like their life, family, and prosperity, and freedom depended upon it. because it does. When it's over it will still be a two party system but it will be the kind that puts America first and gives the power back to the people from where it came...
Originally posted by Etsivä Romppainen
And in the USA it is even worse! It seem like the (two!) parties have the same ideology to begin with - The ideology of corporate capitalism! Then how can you expect the parties to have any difference when they are in power?
Democracy is a big joke as long as corporate lobbyists rule.
Originally posted by cpdaman
The "hijacking" of the economy and gov't by Big industry/corporation will continue until a SIZEABLE (for the people) opposing force (to corporate lobbyists) LEARNs to find techniques that get the GOVt's attention and have leverage in fostering policy's........People are thinking like this....they are trying to organize protests......perhaps they could get america's attention by holding protests behind the set of "good morning america" lol
... perhaps that's why past revolution's have been led by "terrorists".(i think in nothing we trust meant freedom fighters) not people who murder 1000's of innocent civilians....
Originally posted by 5thElement
I see you did not include religion into your equation ...
Republicans are staunch supporters of anti-abortion movement which is integral part of the very core of republican ideology, this issue alone will prevent Republican and Democratic parties to ever unite in the future.
Never underestimate power of religion
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
My plan to save the world goes like this - Arrest every billionaire and redistribute their wealth until everyone is fed, clothed, and housed, there's no excuse for someone to be that rich while people are starving in the streets, dying of preventable/curable disease, etc...