Thursday, May 26, 2016

Politico Has it Wrong

The Politico article linked below is only partly correct on the change that is coming to American Politics. It may well be the end of the former "partisan alignment," but it will be a great deal more than a move to a "policy" oriented change.

What is coming is two fold: 

First will be the realization of the growing perception that the predominance of a "market organizational" approach in virtually everything we do is absolutely without any further merit. The systems view that has had us already accepting a holistic approach to ecosystems will come to bear on social interactions as well; an integrated view that will force people to recognize that Capitalism as a social operating system was rendered obsolete decades ago; precisely as Socialism is starting to make a great deal more sense to increasing numbers of people now.

Second will be the further realization that the only way to comprehensively move away from Capitalism will be to reformulate how we interact with each other to secure the attainment of our needs, now that electrified experience retrieval has made specialized  labor, and money as a translator, irrelevant. And the only way to do that, while preserving Democracy, will be to go to direct representation within a Federated group of City States. City States, as I have stated before, where we are the managers, and maintainers of productive capability, and automation is used in balance with personal involvement, to provide us with the basics to make our own end use items.

In that context political parties will fall back to being no more than advocacy groups for particular programs and initiatives they hope as many City States as possible will implement.

Elephants and Donkeys

This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like

This year, we’re seeing the end of a partisan realignment, and the beginning of a policy one — and U.S. politics is about to change big-time.