Most important thing to do right now is organizing - REPUBLICANISMSubmitted by MaxK on Sat, 09/08/2012 - 23:02
Everything that happened in the Republican primary should be seen as an example of keeping the appearance of a politically organized people but sucking out the life force from it.
Republican principles work, but they work only when you actually apply them. What we saw is what happens when people allow someone else to do something for them, causing them to no longer have Republicanism, (and in short space if it isn't stopped, a Republic).
The old fashioned way is your organize in 10s, and 100s. You get together with your neighbors and family, elect one of you to represent your group to the hundred, and then that to the county and state, etc. It's real representative organizing, and it doesn't have to be part of a party. In fact, I suggest not to make it part of a party, but use it to support whatever party or candidate you might want to support or any other like ad hoc organizing needed.
What we saw at every level in the GOP primary is a violation of this: "We will count the votes and tell you how you voted." "We will appoint your representatives or replace them." "The media will tell you what you decided" - and the media is the only thing that can tell a people what they thought when you eliminate real Republican representation. "We will make up the rules as we go along, there is no constitution".
It's direct mob democracy - which has no head other than talking heads - the media. If you do not organize yourselves, and your votes are counted in secret THERE IS NO WAY TO TELL WHAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE THINK other than the media.
Everything you saw wrong in the primary is what naturally works when your organize yourself and don't have someone else dictating the meetings, someone else counting the votes, and someone else telling you what you decided. Republican representation bypasses the media and works even when a media doesn't exist - as it did in the frontier.
We need to organize ourselves and stop being individuals that are helpless. It is not beyond anyone here to do it right now even if you don't agree with everyone around you. You just get together with ten other people from your family and friends around you, and start connecting with other similar "tithes" around you - sending a representative once a month to meet with them, etc.
If even a hundredth amount of energy would be put into that as these fake elections, the entire country would be organized overnight, and you could do anything.