Is it possible that our political parties have been misunderstood?
Are the obstructionist difficulties they present demonstrations of real power, or just a pretense?
The precinct committeemen approach is one of qualitative engagement; exactly what is necessary - however inadequate. Involvement of concerned citizens within the party apparatus is difficult to sustain and duplicate across a vast and diversified republic. This doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done, or that it’s a bad idea; only that it is unlikely to have the desired effects.
This is because we now take only a mass, quantitative, derivative approach to our media and learning systems and THEN keep that separate from our mass, quantitative, derivative electoral system.
All the while, people who are trying to help in this way are left with no cover.
What we need to build on is the call for a path of qualitative intervention and engagement, but with an accessible means to use our system strategically.
Just like with all the problems we face: electoral-media dysfunctions, the threat of economic decline, or assaults on civic freedoms, the activism that claims to represent the American public and stop what is surely not in their interests continue with the same old approaches:
Laws, Lawsuits, reforms, Constitutional amendments
Truth, calls to “wake up”, “share”, and “voice”
More (and more) media content
Reflect and analyze noted the many failed, fragmented, approaches; if your comments include without their things it was clear that you didn’t that are always doubled down on
Resolve to organize around a focused strategy
But, one based on a precise answer to the actual problem
That will be accessible and powerful across the board
This is exactly what needs to happen, but it requires a strategic redirect.
In the United States the people have the power to both select and elect a multitude of officials and, by organizing the knowledge and tools to necessary to use those powers, everything can be changed; no protests, laws, reforms or years of wrangling necessary.
This indisputable power renders the political parties with only the authority the people give them by virtue of their lack of deliberate, qualitative participation.The considered intervention of the activated, civically educated and motivated few, as with the
Because if anything is missing;
it will miss!
The "system" is broken, voting doesn’t matter, and the elites,
money, and parties rule; we know!
But, is that all there is to it?