Comment: I think we'd do better

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I think we'd do better

to just get a movement of people together with no affiliations whatsoever. Every single one of them alienates some group of people so just avoid that.

We really just need to stop being so divided in everything. No more left/right, this country/that country, gun control/2nd Amendment, religious/athiest, liberal/conservative, free market/Keynesian, democracy/republic. None of it. We all want the same thing and these groups are just dividing us on how to get there. That division has successfully stopped all progress of what 'we' want in the last century or five.

We just have to specify that by "we", we mean "the masses of the people, not any group of so-called leaders.

I think we can agree that we want honest information (news), so we could unite 50M people and buy a cable news show to get it.

I think we can agree that we want fair elections, so we could unite behind a solution restoring accountability to that process.

I think we all want global peace, so we have a global, non-partisan discussion about how to get along.

I think we all agree that we want genuine freedom for every man, woman and child, so we ensure our solutions only support that path.

I think we all agree that we want equal opportunity for prosperity for every man, woman and child, so we ensure our solutions only support that path as well.

I think we all could agree that the banks should not be allowed to gain 90+% of the wealth by illegal or immoral means, so we might agree on a hard set of operating rules.

And I think that we all want a non-wasteful, non-polluting economy that doesn't involve compromise, so we debate on real solutions.

I think we can do so much better as a united group of people that set aside their differences for a period so they can coordinate all their efforts behind one issue first. I don't see this as very hard to do either since I think "we" all want everything on that list.