Thursday, March 02, 2006

Formal Unendorsement

At this time, I am choosing to formally unendorse and distance my support from the national Democratic Party.

While I have forgiven their capitulation repeatedly, including making no discernible efforts to stop the recent radical right-wing takeover of the supreme court, today's Senate vote where a greater than threefold majority of Democrats voted for a noxious, liberty-killing "Patriot Act" pushed by an unelected "president" with a current approval rating of 34%, I am flat out of excuses for them.

I believe now that even a Democrat presidency with a Democrat-majority congress is unlikely to bring significant improvement against the rapid slide of our nation deeper into the cesspool.

I urge all people of good-will in this nation to come together to explore all peaceful and non-violent means outside of the political system to bring a better life to our people. The solutions will not be found through either the republican or democratic party to any extent at all in the foreseeable future.


Blogger Bonnie said...

I think to some extent we need the political system--it does run our country. However, if enough like minded people get together, we have the opportunity for a "new party" to get some seats and maybe effect the needed changes. Yes, it's slow but it could work.

Other than charitable organizations, what did you have in mind?

9:42 PM  
Blogger Ryvr said...

Good thoughts bonnie ... I agree at least that we will need/be able to use the political system once we have done some other work.
I expect to blog some more detailed ideas, but basically what I see is that we need to develop a collective "dream" of a positive future for our people, by talking, music, art, etc., and to harness our energy by bringing our communities together and celebrating ourselves and our humanity. I hope you will give some of your ideas and some feedback on mine that I will be posting in the coming days.


9:53 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

You are blogmarked over at BE. I look forward to reading more of your ideas-

1:02 AM  
Blogger Ryvr said...

Thanks! I love your blog. Just occurring to me now that I could cultivate increased "mindful blogging" ... Jai Guru Thich Naht Hahn Aum!


1:06 AM  

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