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We The People: Persuasion, Not Revolution
The Tea Party on the Right and the Bernie Supporters on the Left frame the dysfunction of government this way:
“The Establishment is ignoring us!”
This is a fundamental misunderstanding of the way Democracy works. Democracy is, by definition, an averaging of political will. Push. Pull. You hope for two steps forward for every one step backward.
When enterprising politicians promise each side a utopian vision they simply can’t deliver (because math!), the very dysfunction that is decried is increased. The cure becomes the illness.
This is the nature of We The People. Persuasion. Not revolution.