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  • commented 2017-08-14 15:22:45 -0400
    Fulfilled Democracy Everywhere, Instantly & Practicably: a How To


    A PERFECT MARRIAGE OF Woman & Man, Frugality & Liberality, Rich & Poor, Left & Right, FREEDOM & JUSTICE, Young & Old, Tradition & Modernity, Red, Black & White & Palestinian & Jew


    Because it gives an equal chance of winning to all combinations of programs, not just parties, RB, voters ranking candidates in order of preference, is Simultaneously both most Just AND most Free. See Preferentiality on Yahoo Groups. Prefer-entiality. Preferential-ity.


    Because of this great light in the eyes of the world & cause it always takes its majority from the middle (while giving an equal chance to all proposals, on a case by case basis, not just one at a time & to all Viewpoints to sway the mass in their direction) RB is more top-dead-center-counter-extremist than all the many recent retrenchments combined. The (simplest to explain & sufficient for all good purposes) “additive” form of RB is counting the first choices & then, if no-one has 50%, adding in the next choices, & so on, til someone finally does. RB, plus the “instant” part, running on the single issue of RB, promising a citizens advisory board, based on ”Organized Communications” (OC) randomly assigned discussion groups electing reps (by RB) to higher & higher random levels, til one small group remains, will give us instant practicable fulfilled Democracy everywhere.


    The recent win for RB in Maine, the first state & right-leaning locale to adopt it, will be transformative. RB will allow truly anything from (win-win) Sharing The Work, the workweek attached to the unemployment rate (to end foot-dragging & too big to fail & maximize motivation & prosperity) all the way to replacing public education with having to prove you can read to vote (now that learning is universally valued & there’s broadband & 24/7 infinitely reiterative teaching machines).


    RB will give the Parliaments a chance to do away with the last vestige of Biggest-Gang-On-The-Block-Ism by choosing their Prime Ministers by RB from among the Parliament & Presidential systems the means to end the last vestige of King-Of-The-Hill-Ism by choosing their Presidents by RB, give both a shining example to show the world, give the Muslims a means to choose their leaders from the great non-violent mass in the middle & give collective leaderships a means to avoid adventurism.


    RB is the answer to all things. It will give us All Powers to Their Lowest Appropriate Level, Sharing the Work, A PERFECT MARRIAGE OF Woman & Man, Frugality & Liberality, Rich & Poor, Left & Right, FREEDOM with an eye for Justice & JUSTICE with an eye for Freedom, Young & Old, Tradition & Modernity, Red, Black & White & Palestinian & Jew, Justice with an Eye for Freedom & Freedom with an Eye for Justice, A Head for the Headless (tech) Beast, An Ecological Politics, Skillful Means & a Middle Way, but it will not change the essence of anyplace that adopts it, only give it more light-footedness & nuance.


    Let all for RB try to get on the ballot, try to install RB where they are, run on the single issue, promise an OC-based Citizens Advisory Board, ask those who sign their petitions to petition for them as well, cast a blank (None of the Above) ballot, demand a response from office holders to RB &/or help this effort or others like it. A full page national ad would be sufficient to put RB to all the world, assuring that everyone knows that everyone knows about RB & making RB impossible to ignore. Please help make this message as big as possible.


    zoe morgan roman christian sydney

    movement for ranked ballot

    USA, Planet Earth

    preferentiality@yahoo.com
  • commented 2017-02-02 13:20:27 -0500
    Hi this is Rebecca Quigg. I met many of you at the Atlanta March which was awesome!!! I am trying to reach Rhyane Wagner if she could please contact me at rebquigg@gmail.com. Thanks so much… and go girls!!!
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  • commented 2016-09-16 13:01:38 -0400
    Coming Maine Ranked Ballot Vote


    (Fulfilled Democracy Everywhere, Instantly & Practicably: a How To)


    Because it gives an equal chance of winning to all combinations of programs, not just parties, Ranked Ballot, RB, voters ranking candidates in order of preference, is simultaneously most just & most free. Because of this shining light in the eyes of the world & because it always picks the one most in the middle, RB is more top-dead-center counter-extremist than all the many recent retrenchments combined (once word got out). The “additive” form of RB is counting the first choices, & then, if no one has 50%, adding in the next choices, & so on, till someone finally does.


    The coming Maine referendum on RB this November could be truly cosmicly transformative (& the failure pf the Democracist will a trajedy). Potentially the first right-leaning locale to support RB, the major media would ignore this clarion call at their peril. Putting the thought of RB to everyone would go a long way toward installing it everywhere. If everyone knew that everyone knew, it’d be unavoidable. While at the Republican convention, I met people from the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters & talked with them about RB but they apparently had no knowledge of the coming vote. Later, at the Democratic convention, someone told me about it, so I have emailed all the LWV chapters (again! (+/-)) to make sure they know, while waiting to hear back about helping out in Maine. See RCVMaine.com.


    RB plus Organized Communications, (OC, randomly assigned discussion groups electing reps to higher & higher random levels, ‘til one small group, most in the middle, remains to guide in the rest) will install RB, instantly, globally & extralegally (no matter what ladders they pull up after themselves) even in states without initiatives. “Initiatives and referendums in the United States” on Wikipedia reveals that the hope for the initiative as a wide-spread solution is less than one might guess. If Maine is doing it, why not the rest of us? If we’re going to be held responsible by our enemies for the actions of our governments, we should want the most responsive & light-footed democracy possible. RB is not just a random shuffle on the Titanic, but a pointed, pertinent, practical & profound (yet simple) reform, existing outside of partisan politics, that even the most cautious would have no reason to fear espousing. There is no other area of our lives in which we do not strive to be first adaptors, nor in which we do not automatically see the point of greater competition

    RB is the answer to all things. It will give us All Powers to Their Lowest Most Appropriate Level, Sharing the Work, A PERFECT MARRIAGE OF Rich & Poor, Left & Right, FREEDOM & JUSTICE, Tradition & Modernity, Young & Old, Red, Black & White, Woman & Man & Palestinian & Jew, Justice with an Eye for Freedom & Freedom with an Eye for Justice, A Head for the Headless (tech) Beast, An Ecological Politics, Skillful Means & a Middle Way, but it will not change the basic spirit of anyplace that adopts it, only give that place more light-footedness. Let all those supporting RB try to get on the ballot, asking those who sign their petition to collect signatures for them as well, running on the single issue themselves, from the most local on up, promising a citizens’ advisory board, based on OC, cast a blank (NOTA, None Of The Above) ballot, challenge current office holders on their position on RB, support this effort or the one in Maine. RB wouldn’t really change the political climate of any area, but rather just give its inhabitants more subtlety, adaptability, light-footedness, objectivity, nuance & a perfect reflection of their real desires. Meanwhile alternative viewpoints would have a REAL chance to sway the mass of the normal curve in their direction, on an issue by issue basis. For those with fear of secret code & remote control of voting machines, the larger the discussion groups, the fewer the levels needed. Perhaps someday the House could be chosen by OC & whoever got chosen as speaker would have a good shot at President.



    Let all for RB try to get on the ballot, run on the single issue, promise an OC citizens’ advisory board, ask those who sign to also petition for them, cast a blank/NOTA (None-Of-The-Above) ballot, demand a response to RB from those in office or help this effort or the one in Maine. Just as Freedom w/o Justice is illegitimate, so too is Justice w/o Freedom.It is not enough to say you are for the good, but rather to risk pain to do something about it.





    What Could Have & Would Not Have Been


    The two-party duopoly fails to have any imagination at all & the same with those who participate in it, whether mainstream or alternative. Among the things that might have been accomplished had we had RB, ignoring all the evil that might have been avoided, from all the wars on down, is truly anything from Sharing The Work, STW, where the legislature would set a small % by which the pay for each hour beyond the first hour’s agreed upon rate would be increased, so as to share the work, by making employers hire more workers, motivating maximum productivity & ending too big to fail, all the way to replacing public education with having to prove you can read to vote (now that the value of learning is universally recognized & there’s broadband). FDR gave us the 40 hour week, so this is not unprecedented. The % difference between a 40 & 35 hour week is greater than the unemployment rate at the depths of the recent Great Recession. Workers, always having the prospect of more work, would, with a minimum of PR, take to being as productive as possible, likely eliminating the need for lots of management. Had we had such a scheme, at the start of the Great Recession, no-one would have seen any need for spending trillions to save companies. STW will make government so small it’d be hard to find volunteers to do the job, causing other countries to adopt a similar plan to stay competitive (& drop plans to dominate the world) & the Dems & Reps to let go of their structural authoritarianism. With STW, employers would still have the right to fire for laziness or incompetence & hire for less or more than the standard work week, but sharing the work in this way might cause workers to see that their greatest good was to be found in putting in a good day’s work, once they knew there’d always be more work, as well as that there’d soon be more free time, greater productivity & wealth if everyone got the point. With the notion of literacy having become commonly accepted, it might be seen that government has given learning all the incentive it really needs & so it would be better served by the free market. Just visit any local toy store to see what’s going on.


    A Long List of Things That Could Have Been


    A Presidential Council, a kind of collective leadership, where every four years we elect another member to the council would aid stability. RB will not only give us all the above but also a Real Solution for Bleeding Syria, Ukraine, Central African Republic or wherever’s next. RB will even make it possible to give the US IMMIGRATION QUOTA OF ANY NATION THAT DOESN’T (in word & in deed) RECOGNISE the right of the Jews to be in ISRAEL to the Israelis, thereby settling the world’s biggest problem. If the seller of some land came to take it back by force, would he be in the right? It will also allow giving the immigration quota of any nation that doesn’t treat its women as perfect equals, to their women only, give collective leaderships the means to avoid adventurism, the Muslims a means to choose their leaders from among the great mass in the middle, without having to rely on men of violence of either extreme & America Compromise, & thus Unity & thus Direction, as well as Creativity.

    What with the many great tasks before us, who would not want to have the great power of RB? Whosoever would not, must be suspect of self-seeking & not being concerned with the general welfare at all. RB, is to the two corrupting, unsustainable, horse & buggy two-party systems as shopping at the Mall of America is to shopping in Soviet Russia. How can anyone supporting Justice or Freedom, or both, (or for any good or against any evil) not support RB? How could anyone of honor having heard of RB, not be for it? By its mere shining example RB will win the hearts & minds of all mankind.

    The world is still just on the edge of a whirlpool it has only begun to climb out of, & it is not yet clear whether we will be falling back in, to kill, torture & exploit each other to the end of time & space, not having a second perfectly sized & timed New World to save us again, be that descent by overpopulation or other profligacy, high-tech dictatorship, literalist, thermidorian or gangsterist contretemps, or economic, environmental or tectonic collapse. RB will solve the unsustainability & corruptibility of both kinds of democracist systems, whether king-of-the-hill presidential or biggest-gang-on-the-block proportional, both sources of the world’s problems. RB will put an end to war & all other forms of violence, past or present, retrieving thereby all the excess currently being wasted on dead-end non-productive military (& policing) uses. It will give us (virtually) instant TRUE Democracy, everywhere, no matter what ladders are pulled up behind (being installable extra-legally through OC).


    With all the candidates in the race, I am not only without one, but a party as well: economically frugally pluralist, externally democracist, sociallyanti-statist, for making up for shock therapies, (such as NAFTA hi-tech corn) but against throwing the doors wide open, for making up to Blacks & Native Americans (the only two peoples to whom America has any real debt, besides perhaps, the serfs) & for a strong defense, for the short time it will still be needed once there’s RB. Me4anwhile, the minimum number of candidates needed to allow voters an adequate choice would be nine: three general issue areas of foreign, economic & social policy & three general directions of left right & stay the course.
    The Parliaments of the world need to choose their Prime Ministers by RB from among their members (& the presidential systems to pick all their elective offices by RB as well) so as to end the last vestige of biggest-gang-on- the-block-ism & finally fulfill democracy.



    While power finally belongs to the INDIVISIBLE INDIVIDUAL, the great unifying effect of RB (aka IRV, Preferential, RCV, Australian or Choice Voting) will give us the correct answer to all things, whether desired or feared (even if not necessarily in the form imagined) though at the risk (& benefit) of people changing their minds & that virtually instantaneously, what with RB’s equal chances, though all the while materially establishing the principles of Justice as the redress of past violence, Freedom as its current absence & Non-Violence as the basis of all morality, be that violence by individuals, groups or the state. Everyone works hardest when they work for themselves. Thus the greatest good is to be found in the greatest number working for themselves, which will only increase, once there’s STW, what with all that extra wealth & free time. Even so, we’ll still need an adequate, howsoever minimalist, safety net, till we finally work out the ups & downs of free markets & to redress previous conditions of servitude. RB has brakes, reverse, 3D, hyper-drive, subtlety, light-footedness & objectivity. Both more Freedom & Justice (free market & commune-ity) can be found in RB than in any ideology. Brakes & Reverse mean NO MORE NEED TO SUPPRESS POPULAR MOVEMENTS around the world. Light-footedness means that the concerns of both passions, (Justice and Freedom) will have input & be given real time consideration at every point.

    RB would be equally useful for all systems, not just parliamentary & presidential (the Parliaments by picking their Prime Ministers by RB to prevent the rise of yet another extremist monster) coops, collective leaderships, tribal groupings, religious confessions, political parties & /or associations. RB would be the sole unchangeable plank and bylaw of a PREFERENTIAL BALLOT PARTY, the only PRACTICABLE third party. Of course, it’d mean lots of folks having to let go of the nut (to get their fist

    out of the squirrel hole) resting in the knowledge of RB’s sure aim, as if anyone would then care what the exact denouement might be. Or, we might just go with satellite solar collectors to fulfill everyone’s dreams, but then, we’ll only boil the atmosphere away before we’re done, if we haven’t already done so. Putting any program before needed reforms to the system means you’ll get neither, but RB will give us both.

    NO WOMAN EVER GOT PREGNANT TO HAVE AN ABORTION, but RB would create the sort of world in which the question was absurdly moot. One of the PRACTICABLE, POINTED, PERTINENT & Phantasmagoric things that might result from RB would be a more PRACTICABLE SOLUTION FOR HEALTH CARE than the current overly bureaucratic plan: coop &/or single-payer for prevention & generics & free market for all else, the free market side to avail ourselves of its great innovation & prevent statist abuse of control of the direction of research & to tell the world not to destroy the right of individuals to make agreements between themselves, the coop/single-payer side for eliminating the wheel-spinning middlemen, & for convenience, like that of the interstate, another NATURAL MONOPOLY. Definitely, there should be single payer for communicable disease. The current plan even failed to allow insurance companies to operate across state lines, expand Medicaid sufficiently to cover all the uninsured, subsidize prevention &/or have the localities set up coops at subsidized urgent/primary care centers as well. It’s just a product of the two-party system we’re stuck in. Likewise, road tolls are really just spinning wheels & electronic tolls are so anti-freedomist as to make the Libertarians look autistic. Not without RB! Full employment so far is an economic fiction not corresponding to the real lives of actual people. As long as health insurance is tied to employment, there will always be those who are between jobs, or moving to another state,& so without insurance &/or healthcare. Meanwhile, ironically, Single Payer, or something equivalent, might yield the greatest worker (& thus economic) mobility & undercut the last excuse for all-too-often-conspiring-in-restraint-of-trade-parochial-&-extortionistic big labor & thus make us globally competitive once again. We could also start with the biggest users, & curing them, learn as we go how to prevent their conditions. All anyone might need is proof of identity & the location of the nearest local preventive/primary care clinic? Electronic records will prevent any doctor from claiming more patients than is humanly possible. Coop health care would allow that those with moral qualms could have rules that suited themselves, though any subsidization of more than replacement offspring, two children, half way through each couple’s average lifespan, should be ended. There is no doubt a critical mass at which a coop would be able to take care of its members & we should determine that number.


    In HOUSING, while landlords (& others) need to be forbidden from charging late fees that amount to many hundreds of , we need to lay the housing shortage, & hence ethnic conflict (as well as the gutting of America’s industrial might) at the feet of the unions (who bid themselves out-of-existence). Let the poor use food stamps at soup kitchens, to self-organize, double up & take care of their own housing needs cooperatively. Subsidize food storage, not production. Likewise educational infrastructure: 24/7 INFINITELY REITERATIVE TEACHING MACHINES, broadband, distance learning, standardization of rote subjects & teaching facilities, NOT tuition. A greatly expanded& targeted Small Business Administration, not to mention a greatly expanded & targeted Coop Business Administration, is the way to go for the statists among us, but the burden of proof lies with them for any new programs they’d propose. A GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP BAN to prevent catastrophic tectonic activity. Committee Chairs chosen by members of committees, not seniority, & committee assignments made randomly. Let those with special interest testify, not rule. CABLE CHOICE, so we can all walk among each other without fear & anger, blissfully ignorant of our divisions, ’til that blindness brings us all to laughter. HALF OF ALL LEGISLATURES & committees WOMEN, ie: two seats per district, even if it doubles the size of the House & makes it more difficult, in all the lower houses, to make deals instead of voting on principle, since gender is the only self-evident, permanent affirmative category (besides previous condition of servitude, which however lacks that same permanence). Unless all the world’s women have total control over their own bodies (not yet necessarily permanently assured anywhere) no program or condition will ever amount to anything because over-population will just eat it up. Ironic that the two sides are rigid & situational on different issues. A NO STRIKE FOR WAGES PLEDGE by all unions, especially if card check passes & everyone gets unionized. It’s just chasing your tail to be constantly trying to get one up on your “brother”. Gradually, over a generation, pay for DEFENSE with an IMPORT TAX, especially oil, though all other imports as well. They’ll long since have got the point before we get to too high a barrier. Treat boo like beer, save billions a year, to totally end the unnecessary & wasteful POLICE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX & turn 4+ whole generations, since WWII, from cop haters to warriors against the truly dangerous drugs. A fast acting aphrodisiac will never be defeated. PRIORITIZE BILLS in all legislatures by the number of cosigners, & not dictatorial, deal making leaderships. A RANDOM PRIMARY PROCESS: one state eleven[?] months before the next election & one or two more state than the previous month each successive month, till the remainder vote in the month before the actual election, though how a party chooses its candidate is none of the state’s business. TAX CONSUMPTION, NOT INVESTMENT, so as to spread the productivity around. Let the Feds tax internet sales in exchange to letting the states have the income tax. SOCIAL SECURITY should not be ended short of making 100 of invested income tax free. A SUPERMAJORITY for major appointments, such as the Supreme Court, Defense & Law Enforcement. WE COULD GO SILENT & turn off the lights. It’s not like we’re going anywhere far any time soon. In any event, the fiercer the history of the planet, the sooner it would have arrived at a state of ethnic homogeneity &, the sooner it would have been blissed out behind Democracy. How can we ask it of any other if we do not have it ourselves? It must be in somebody’s interest. Ten to the power of ten (ten levels of groups of ten) would be sufficient to include, organize & UNIFY ALL INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF HUMANITY, not just elites. If paranoid, you do the same, from the most local on up, wherever you are. RB is reportedly in Portland, Maine; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Telluride, Colorado, San Francisco, Oakland, and Memphis for instance. Good enough for New Zealand, Australia, Kerala India[?], Iraq (even if not instantaneously, for the selection of its President, (by the parliament, not the people) & only in the first round, with a contest between the top two in the second, ie: a snail mail run-off, not exactly the same thing), London, Ireland for the selection of its President, the Province of Ontario, Cambridge Mass, Burlington & 95%[?] of the townships of Vermont, Pierce County Washington (Seattle?), the Twin Cities, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose & San Leandro CA, the Utah Republican Party for the selection of statewide candidates (if only once upon a time), the platforms of both the Green & Libertarian Parties & MANY COLLEGE STUDENT BODIES across the US, with more coming every year, but not good enough for the rest of us? ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, nothing should prevent individuals from entering into agreements with each other, or to engage in activities the collective does. Dems (& Reps & 3rd Parties) need to start running their own primaries, using RB, Organized Communications & progressive dues (in the case of leftwing parties) or, in the case of right wing parties, bidding for seats on the board, or buying partnerships or stock in the party. The form chosen will no doubt determine the ideological bias. RB will save vast sums for us all. TV & RADIO ads are now no longer needed, especially once the candidates have been named. It would be impossible for big media to ignore their web addresses, no matter how much they want to hold us all up for the coverage. Noone should be allowed to own stock in any type of broadcast station (or vertically integrated communications company?) who doesn’t live within that station’s broadcast area, no-one should be allowed to own more than one share in any station, & /or no-one should be allowed to be a partner/owner in/of more than one station, but public finance of culture is the same as that of religion, really unseemly. On the other hand, the economy only needs to be a little more free market than all the rest, NO SHOCK THERAPY REQUIRED. Greater global competition will not hurt anyone. We’ll just end up with better goods at lower prices. Globalists invest in whatever they think is most productive, which just may not be local. Do away with FREE TRADE & everything will cost way more. Companies buying other companies can result in economies of scale, in which case it is a good thing. One of those economies is the need for fewer of the hated managers & administrators, but now that great computing power is available to all, the trend of consolidation should subside if not reverse. Plus, there’ll be less likelihood of wasteful war. There is a short list of things that will increase PRODUCTIVITY & hence wealth & employment: man-hours, technology, skill levels, savings, efficiency, raw materials, energy, lack of corruption & waste, predictability, not spending the wealth of those yet to be born on non-capital items & STW. A STRAIGHT LINE PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX from zero, for some low point, where all the Congress can do is set the slope of the line, essentially producing an infinity of rates, not the two or three insultingly retrograde tiers they recently came up with, at the start of the computer age! In any event, a Straight Line Progressive Income Tax is all the socialism anyone should need. Norman Thomas’s actual platform was to the right of the Democrats of today. A simple property tax, based on the total square footage of all land and floor space of each property, regardless of improvements, would be the most efficient & incorruptible way to go, as well as encourage improvements. Broad strokes usually are best. The two-party system is only good in a crisis. A hundred years ago even America had no cars, electricity or indoor plumbing, land was cheaper, cobblestone streets, practically no one went to college, there was no third world competition & most folks worked way longer just to feed themselves. That’s the best we could do then, but TIME TO UPGRADE to the small, but infinitely powerful, improvement, reform & social technology of RB.

    JUST CUT 5% across the board, don’t spend a cent more than you did the previous year, & /or go to % of receipts budgeting, as opposed to the current absolute dollar amount system, & work out the adjustments later. Just withdrawing from the world will only make us have to pay more down the road, perhaps with our Freedom. With all the recent US talk about “independent” (read bipartisan through duopolistic) REDISTRICTING Commissions, a worthy (yet apparently unmentionable) possibility would be to limit, & make-equal, the number of changes of direction of all legislative districts’ boundaries &/or make the commissions determine the principles, not the rules.


    Decrease the immigration quotas of countries that don’t achieve population limitation, if there are any left outside of Africa. Decrease the amount of Aid to Families With dependent Children for each additional child, limit the #/children covered &/or eliminate tax deductions for more than the replacement two children half way through a couple’s lifetime. Longitudinal Regionalism is the wave of the future, because it’s more economical. Palestinian & Jew, will be members of worldwide coops, instead of struggling with each other over a sliver of desert, once they’re BOTH made to adopt RB. RB will give all the fairness, payback & make-up one could wish for, clean back to the Cro-Magnons, a real solution to terror, ecologically sustainable politics, what’s best for all workers, instant global women’s liberation, world-wide luxury, a rationalization of the drug war, human unity, ultimate retail politics, perfect compromise, “phantasmagoric subtlefaction”, real-time alternatives to all proposals, from wherever: market, coop or social (or tribal, theological or universalist), an answer to infinitely more questions at a time than the two party system’s “who’s less bad”, an adequate safety net, no more need to suppress popular movements around the world, more Liberty & Justice than can be found in any ideology, subtlety, responsivity, light-footedness, long-sightedness, economy, frugality, accountability, responsibility, an end to all the various forms of hegemonism (whether up front, subterranean or unconscious) (in exchange for the so great burden of leading the world to the light) no more need to fear self-expression, or admitting your obvious self-interest, politics as a family discussion around the kitchen table, no more drunkenly jumping back & forth between (schizophrenic) extremes, with its consequent absence of the economists’ requirement of predictability for growth, the Freedom of Justice & the Justice of Freedom & perhaps eventually, even more than inadequate global confederation, but with all powers to their lowest appropriate level.

    Perhaps it might result, at least economically, in some combination of THE WORLD’S WASTED WEALTH: Save Our Wealth, Save Our Environment, J W Smith, Institute for Economic Democracy, Cambria, CA & GRAND NEW PARTY: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class & Save the American Dream, Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam, Doubleday, but with all other inputs as well. This is what is known as the formlessness of forms, aka what works, ie: pluralism. All human evil is due to the OUT OF PHASE FLUCTUATION OF POPULATION & FOOD SUPPLY, from the time the first hunter remembered the first fight over stray injured game in a bad year. Noone alive is responsible for the mess we find ourselves in, except for what they do now. Occupy the solar system. Help put this idea, in time, to as many as possible. What soldier, knowing the demonstration was for Ranked Ballot, would fire on his fellows? What if any or all the Olympic winners show the sign for RB (or Democracy?) from the podium? RB will give the people a sufficiency of unity of spirit, vision, voice & action for all authentic purposes. Could a World-Wide Strike for True Democracy be far behind? What shining compromise might result from RB, now that thate hero of the Egyptian revolution, Facebook, requires photo id, so as to sell our personal info to the highest bidder, no matter how authoritarian? Were the US military to be defending a nation based on RB, the whole world would be falling all over itself to join its (American Foreign Legion) cause. (“RB, don’t leave home without it”.) The cost of a full page US national ad, sufficient to put RB to virtually all the world, would be repaid in no time at (pre 9/11) US defense spending of ~$10,000 per family. Consider that which is common in the sight of all men. The maker & sustainer of this world & cosmos could have no need of it. He could just tear it up & start all over. It would be absurd to think that the original vision of commune-ism did not involve democracy & egalitarianism as the end & not the (at best) temporary emergency expedient of centralism (especially now that the king is dead?). The great committee of proportionally, one male & female, of each of the three adult age groupings of youth householder & elder, of each of the four tribes of man : Nordic, Mediterranean/Arab/Jew/Hindu, African & Oriental & of the three body types of forest, plains & mountain, & /or such a result as would reflect what that would have created. All the men of violence need presidential councils, in which a new member gets elected every term, so that they may retire gradually, without having their egos shattered, ie: collective leaderships. The lodestar of RB should be constantly kept in mind, no matter what situation an individual find themselves in. Only those who are afraid of the strength of their own arguments in the market place of free ideas could oppose this.


    Conceivably, someday, once RB, OC, SWP, WER et al are adopted & everyone gets used to kindness, cooperation & universal comfort, there’ll come the realization of non-virtual human Community& the cost benefit analytical pointlessness of even keeping count & they’ll all look back & laugh at the thought of all the men of violence banging their heads against the wall, puffing themselves up with self-importance, refusing to unclench the nut in their fist, so as to get their hand out of the knot hole & failing to realize sufficiency &/or doubling the size of all committees to includes an equal # of woman & even larger, so as to decrease the possibility of deal making & cronyism/nepotism or making their parties internally democratic (to show some sign of good intent) but you can’t get there from here, except perhaps through RB, OC, STW & WER. How can anyone ask it of another if they do not have it themselves? How can anyone for Justice or Freedom, or both, (or for any good or against any evil) not support RB? Ranked Ballot is the answer to all things: it will give us Fulfilled Democracy Everywhere, Instantly & Practicably.




    Full Disclosure


    I tried to follow my own advice & get on the ballot for Congress, on the single issue of RB (promising a Citizen Advisory Board, chosen by means of OC to guide us in the rest) by collecting the 3500 valid signatures required but I didn’t gather the 10 signatures per hour (based on 12 hour days) needed in the measly month independents are allowed. I was doing less than half that rate & getting in 6 hours a day, but with a small crew, it would be most possible. Also too many people are afraid to give away their name, signature & address. Youth are too paranoid & elders too mindfully ignorant. Any help would have been appreciated, which would have allowed mass gatherings to be covered at all their busy spots. You can’t do it by yourself. Maybe next time I’ll do it. Would that I were famous & could just announce a twitter feed. In any event I’ll still be leafleting & offering my name as a write-in via bulk mailings to the registered voter list, to light a fire under them. It should not take a vote large enough to defeat the incumbent to make him take notice.

    I have been promulgating RB since 1996 by means of emails & letters all over the world, full page ads in alternative newsweeklies, leafletting at demonstrations & concerts & running for office on the single issue, plus one classified ad in the Nation magazine to start. With all those guns & bombs & lives & sacrifice & suffering, had we been on any correct side, we could not have helped but to turn the Ho Chi Minh Trail completely around. We lost a more than fair fight back there. We gave them a choice & they didn’t take it. False categorization of superficial characteristcs. Bigger fish to fry. People are what their environments make them.

    Should the people so decide.

    Tell us where we’re wrong. RSVP. Men do not light a light & set it under a bushel.

    Please see ranked_voting_systems on Wikipedia.

    “zoe morgan roman sydney christian” norman z[idbeck]


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  • commented 2016-09-16 12:38:16 -0400
    Coming Maine Ranked Ballot Vote


    (Fulfilled Democracy Everywhere, Instantly & Practicably: a How To)


    Because it gives an equal chance of winning to all combinations of programs, not just parties, Ranked Ballot, RB, voters ranking candidates in order of preference, is simultaneously most just & most free. Because of this shining light in the eyes of the world & because it always picks the one most in the middle, RB is more top-dead-center counter-extremist than all the many recent retrenchments combined (once word got out). The “additive” form of RB is counting the first choices, & then, if no one has 50%, adding in the next choices, & so on, till someone finally does.


    The coming Maine referendum on RB this November could be truly cosmicly transformative (& the failure pf the Democracist will a trajedy). Potentially the first right-leaning locale to support RB, the major media would ignore this clarion call at their peril. Putting the thought of RB to everyone would go a long way toward installing it everywhere. If everyone knew that everyone knew, it’d be unavoidable. While at the Republican convention, I met people from the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters & talked with them about RB but they apparently had no knowledge of the coming vote. Later, at the Democratic convention, someone told me about it, so I have emailed all the LWV chapters (again! (+/-)) to make sure they know, while waiting to hear back about helping out in Maine. See RCVMaine.com.


    RB plus Organized Communications, (OC, randomly assigned discussion groups electing reps to higher & higher random levels, ‘til one small group, most in the middle, remains to guide in the rest) will install RB, instantly, globally & extralegally (no matter what ladders they pull up after themselves) even in states without initiatives. “Initiatives and referendums in the United States” on Wikipedia reveals that the hope for the initiative as a wide-spread solution is less than one might guess. If Maine is doing it, why not the rest of us? If we’re going to be held responsible by our enemies for the actions of our governments, we should want the most responsive & light-footed democracy possible. RB is not just a random shuffle on the Titanic, but a pointed, pertinent, practical & profound (yet simple) reform, existing outside of partisan politics, that even the most cautious would have no reason to fear espousing. There is no other area of our lives in which we do not strive to be first adaptors, nor in which we do not automatically see the point of greater competition

    RB is the answer to all things. It will give us All Powers to Their Lowest Most Appropriate Level, Sharing the Work, A PERFECT MARRIAGE OF Rich & Poor, Left & Right, FREEDOM & JUSTICE, Tradition & Modernity, Young & Old, Red, Black & White, Woman & Man & Palestinian & Jew, Justice with an Eye for Freedom & Freedom with an Eye for Justice, A Head for the Headless (tech) Beast, An Ecological Politics, Skillful Means & a Middle Way, but it will not change the basic spirit of anyplace that adopts it, only give that place more light-footedness. Let all those supporting RB try to get on the ballot, asking those who sign their petition to collect signatures for them as well, running on the single issue themselves, from the most local on up, promising a citizens’ advisory board, based on OC, cast a blank (NOTA, None Of The Above) ballot, challenge current office holders on their position on RB, support this effort or the one in Maine. RB wouldn’t really change the political climate of any area, but rather just give its inhabitants more subtlety, adaptability, light-footedness, objectivity, nuance & a perfect reflection of their real desires. Meanwhile alternative viewpoints would have a REAL chance to sway the mass of the normal curve in their direction, on an issue by issue basis. For those with fear of secret code & remote control of voting machines, the larger the discussion groups, the fewer the levels needed. Perhaps someday the House could be chosen by OC & whoever got chosen as speaker would have a good shot at President.



    Let all for RB try to get on the ballot, run on the single issue, promise an OC citizens’ advisory board, ask those who sign to also petition for them, cast a blank/NOTA (None-Of-The-Above) ballot, demand a response to RB from those in office or help this effort or the one in Maine. Just as Freedom w/o Justice is illegitimate, so too is Justice w/o Freedom.It is not enough to say you are for the good, but rather to risk pain to do something about it.





    What Could Have & Would Not Have Been


    The two-party duopoly fails to have any imagination at all & the same with those who participate in it, whether mainstream or alternative. Among the things that might have been accomplished had we had RB, ignoring all the evil that might have been avoided, from all the wars on down, is truly anything from Sharing The Work, STW, where the legislature would set a small % by which the pay for each hour beyond the first hour’s agreed upon rate would be increased, so as to share the work, by making employers hire more workers, motivating maximum productivity & ending too big to fail, all the way to replacing public education with having to prove you can read to vote (now that the value of learning is universally recognized & there’s broadband). FDR gave us the 40 hour week, so this is not unprecedented. The % difference between a 40 & 35 hour week is greater than the unemployment rate at the depths of the recent Great Recession. Workers, always having the prospect of more work, would, with a minimum of PR, take to being as productive as possible, likely eliminating the need for lots of management. Had we had such a scheme, at the start of the Great Recession, no-one would have seen any need for spending trillions to save companies. STW will make government so small it’d be hard to find volunteers to do the job, causing other countries to adopt a similar plan to stay competitive (& drop plans to dominate the world) & the Dems & Reps to let go of their structural authoritarianism. With STW, employers would still have the right to fire for laziness or incompetence & hire for less or more than the standard work week, but sharing the work in this way might cause workers to see that their greatest good was to be found in putting in a good day’s work, once they knew there’d always be more work, as well as that there’d soon be more free time, greater productivity & wealth if everyone got the point. With the notion of literacy having become commonly accepted, it might be seen that government has given learning all the incentive it really needs & so it would be better served by the free market. Just visit any local toy store to see what’s going on.


    A Long List of Things That Could Have Been


    A Presidential Council, a kind of collective leadership, where every four years we elect another member to the council would aid stability. RB will not only give us all the above but also a Real Solution for Bleeding Syria, Ukraine, Central African Republic or wherever’s next. RB will even make it possible to give the US IMMIGRATION QUOTA OF ANY NATION THAT DOESN’T (in word & in deed) RECOGNISE the right of the Jews to be in ISRAEL to the Israelis, thereby settling the world’s biggest problem. If the seller of some land came to take it back by force, would he be in the right? It will also allow giving the immigration quota of any nation that doesn’t treat its women as perfect equals, to their women only, give collective leaderships the means to avoid adventurism, the Muslims a means to choose their leaders from among the great mass in the middle, without having to rely on men of violence of either extreme & America Compromise, & thus Unity & thus Direction, as well as Creativity.

    What with the many great tasks before us, who would not want to have the great power of RB? Whosoever would not, must be suspect of self-seeking & not being concerned with the general welfare at all. RB, is to the two corrupting, unsustainable, horse & buggy two-party systems as shopping at the Mall of America is to shopping in Soviet Russia. How can anyone supporting Justice or Freedom, or both, (or for any good or against any evil) not support RB? How could anyone of honor having heard of RB, not be for it? By its mere shining example RB will win the hearts & minds of all mankind.

    The world is still just on the edge of a whirlpool it has only begun to climb out of, & it is not yet clear whether we will be falling back in, to kill, torture & exploit each other to the end of time & space, not having a second perfectly sized & timed New World to save us again, be that descent by overpopulation or other profligacy, high-tech dictatorship, literalist, thermidorian or gangsterist contretemps, or economic, environmental or tectonic collapse. RB will solve the unsustainability & corruptibility of both kinds of democracist systems, whether king-of-the-hill presidential or biggest-gang-on-the-block proportional, both sources of the world’s problems. RB will put an end to war & all other forms of violence, past or present, retrieving thereby all the excess currently being wasted on dead-end non-productive military (& policing) uses. It will give us (virtually) instant TRUE Democracy, everywhere, no matter what ladders are pulled up behind (being installable extra-legally through OC).


    With all the candidates in the race, I am not only without one, but a party as well: economically frugally pluralist, externally democracist, sociallyanti-statist, for making up for shock therapies, (such as NAFTA hi-tech corn) but against throwing the doors wide open, for making up to Blacks & Native Americans (the only two peoples to whom America has any real debt, besides perhaps, the serfs) & for a strong defense, for the short time it will still be needed once there’s RB. Me4anwhile, the minimum number of candidates needed to allow voters an adequate choice would be nine: three general issue areas of foreign, economic & social policy & three general directions of left right & stay the course.
    The Parliaments of the world need to choose their Prime Ministers by RB from among their members (& the presidential systems to pick all their elective offices by RB as well) so as to end the last vestige of biggest-gang-on- the-block-ism & finally fulfill democracy.



    While power finally belongs to the INDIVISIBLE INDIVIDUAL, the great unifying effect of RB (aka IRV, Preferential, RCV, Australian or Choice Voting) will give us the correct answer to all things, whether desired or feared (even if not necessarily in the form imagined) though at the risk (& benefit) of people changing their minds & that virtually instantaneously, what with RB’s equal chances, though all the while materially establishing the principles of Justice as the redress of past violence, Freedom as its current absence & Non-Violence as the basis of all morality, be that violence by individuals, groups or the state. Everyone works hardest when they work for themselves. Thus the greatest good is to be found in the greatest number working for themselves, which will only increase, once there’s STW, what with all that extra wealth & free time. Even so, we’ll still need an adequate, howsoever minimalist, safety net, till we finally work out the ups & downs of free markets & to redress previous conditions of servitude. RB has brakes, reverse, 3D, hyper-drive, subtlety, light-footedness & objectivity. Both more Freedom & Justice (free market & commune-ity) can be found in RB than in any ideology. Brakes & Reverse mean NO MORE NEED TO SUPPRESS POPULAR MOVEMENTS around the world. Light-footedness means that the concerns of both passions, (Justice and Freedom) will have input & be given real time consideration at every point.

    RB would be equally useful for all systems, not just parliamentary & presidential (the Parliaments by picking their Prime Ministers by RB to prevent the rise of yet another extremist monster) coops, collective leaderships, tribal groupings, religious confessions, political parties & /or associations. RB would be the sole unchangeable plank and bylaw of a PREFERENTIAL BALLOT PARTY, the only PRACTICABLE third party. Of course, it’d mean lots of folks having to let go of the nut (to get their fist

    out of the squirrel hole) resting in the knowledge of RB’s sure aim, as if anyone would then care what the exact denouement might be. Or, we might just go with satellite solar collectors to fulfill everyone’s dreams, but then, we’ll only boil the atmosphere away before we’re done, if we haven’t already done so. Putting any program before needed reforms to the system means you’ll get neither, but RB will give us both.

    NO WOMAN EVER GOT PREGNANT TO HAVE AN ABORTION, but RB would create the sort of world in which the question was absurdly moot. One of the PRACTICABLE, POINTED, PERTINENT & Phantasmagoric things that might result from RB would be a more PRACTICABLE SOLUTION FOR HEALTH CARE than the current overly bureaucratic plan: coop &/or single-payer for prevention & generics & free market for all else, the free market side to avail ourselves of its great innovation & prevent statist abuse of control of the direction of research & to tell the world not to destroy the right of individuals to make agreements between themselves, the coop/single-payer side for eliminating the wheel-spinning middlemen, & for convenience, like that of the interstate, another NATURAL MONOPOLY. Definitely, there should be single payer for communicable disease. The current plan even failed to allow insurance companies to operate across state lines, expand Medicaid sufficiently to cover all the uninsured, subsidize prevention &/or have the localities set up coops at subsidized urgent/primary care centers as well. It’s just a product of the two-party system we’re stuck in. Likewise, road tolls are really just spinning wheels & electronic tolls are so anti-freedomist as to make the Libertarians look autistic. Not without RB! Full employment so far is an economic fiction not corresponding to the real lives of actual people. As long as health insurance is tied to employment, there will always be those who are between jobs, or moving to another state,& so without insurance &/or healthcare. Meanwhile, ironically, Single Payer, or something equivalent, might yield the greatest worker (& thus economic) mobility & undercut the last excuse for all-too-often-conspiring-in-restraint-of-trade-parochial-&-extortionistic big labor & thus make us globally competitive once again. We could also start with the biggest users, & curing them, learn as we go how to prevent their conditions. All anyone might need is proof of identity & the location of the nearest local preventive/primary care clinic? Electronic records will prevent any doctor from claiming more patients than is humanly possible. Coop health care would allow that those with moral qualms could have rules that suited themselves, though any subsidization of more than replacement offspring, two children, half way through each couple’s average lifespan, should be ended. There is no doubt a critical mass at which a coop would be able to take care of its members & we should determine that number.


    In HOUSING, while landlords (& others) need to be forbidden from charging late fees that amount to many hundreds of , we need to lay the housing shortage, & hence ethnic conflict (as well as the gutting of America’s industrial might) at the feet of the unions (who bid themselves out-of-existence). Let the poor use food stamps at soup kitchens, to self-organize, double up & take care of their own housing needs cooperatively. Subsidize food storage, not production. Likewise educational infrastructure: 24/7 INFINITELY REITERATIVE TEACHING MACHINES, broadband, distance learning, standardization of rote subjects & teaching facilities, NOT tuition. A greatly expanded& targeted Small Business Administration, not to mention a greatly expanded & targeted Coop Business Administration, is the way to go for the statists among us, but the burden of proof lies with them for any new programs they’d propose. A GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP BAN to prevent catastrophic tectonic activity. Committee Chairs chosen by members of committees, not seniority, & committee assignments made randomly. Let those with special interest testify, not rule. CABLE CHOICE, so we can all walk among each other without fear & anger, blissfully ignorant of our divisions, ’til that blindness brings us all to laughter. HALF OF ALL LEGISLATURES & committees WOMEN, ie: two seats per district, even if it doubles the size of the House & makes it more difficult, in all the lower houses, to make deals instead of voting on principle, since gender is the only self-evident, permanent affirmative category (besides previous condition of servitude, which however lacks that same permanence). Unless all the world’s women have total control over their own bodies (not yet necessarily permanently assured anywhere) no program or condition will ever amount to anything because over-population will just eat it up. Ironic that the two sides are rigid & situational on different issues. A NO STRIKE FOR WAGES PLEDGE by all unions, especially if card check passes & everyone gets unionized. It’s just chasing your tail to be constantly trying to get one up on your “brother”. Gradually, over a generation, pay for DEFENSE with an IMPORT TAX, especially oil, though all other imports as well. They’ll long since have got the point before we get to too high a barrier. Treat boo like beer, save billions a year, to totally end the unnecessary & wasteful POLICE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX & turn 4+ whole generations, since WWII, from cop haters to warriors against the truly dangerous drugs. A fast acting aphrodisiac will never be defeated. PRIORITIZE BILLS in all legislatures by the number of cosigners, & not dictatorial, deal making leaderships. A RANDOM PRIMARY PROCESS: one state eleven[?] months before the next election & one or two more state than the previous month each successive month, till the remainder vote in the month before the actual election, though how a party chooses its candidate is none of the state’s business. TAX CONSUMPTION, NOT INVESTMENT, so as to spread the productivity around. Let the Feds tax internet sales in exchange to letting the states have the income tax. SOCIAL SECURITY should not be ended short of making 100 of invested income tax free. A SUPERMAJORITY for major appointments, such as the Supreme Court, Defense & Law Enforcement. WE COULD GO SILENT & turn off the lights. It’s not like we’re going anywhere far any time soon. In any event, the fiercer the history of the planet, the sooner it would have arrived at a state of ethnic homogeneity &, the sooner it would have been blissed out behind Democracy. How can we ask it of any other if we do not have it ourselves? It must be in somebody’s interest. Ten to the power of ten (ten levels of groups of ten) would be sufficient to include, organize & UNIFY ALL INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF HUMANITY, not just elites. If paranoid, you do the same, from the most local on up, wherever you are. RB is reportedly in Portland, Maine; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Telluride, Colorado, San Francisco, Oakland, and Memphis for instance. Good enough for New Zealand, Australia, Kerala India[?], Iraq (even if not instantaneously, for the selection of its President, (by the parliament, not the people) & only in the first round, with a contest between the top two in the second, ie: a snail mail run-off, not exactly the same thing), London, Ireland for the selection of its President, the Province of Ontario, Cambridge Mass, Burlington & 95%[?] of the townships of Vermont, Pierce County Washington (Seattle?), the Twin Cities, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose & San Leandro CA, the Utah Republican Party for the selection of statewide candidates (if only once upon a time), the platforms of both the Green & Libertarian Parties & MANY COLLEGE STUDENT BODIES across the US, with more coming every year, but not good enough for the rest of us? ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, nothing should prevent individuals from entering into agreements with each other, or to engage in activities the collective does. Dems (& Reps & 3rd Parties) need to start running their own primaries, using RB, Organized Communications & progressive dues (in the case of leftwing parties) or, in the case of right wing parties, bidding for seats on the board, or buying partnerships or stock in the party. The form chosen will no doubt determine the ideological bias. RB will save vast sums for us all. TV & RADIO ads are now no longer needed, especially once the candidates have been named. It would be impossible for big media to ignore their web addresses, no matter how much they want to hold us all up for the coverage. Noone should be allowed to own stock in any type of broadcast station (or vertically integrated communications company?) who doesn’t live within that station’s broadcast area, no-one should be allowed to own more than one share in any station, & /or no-one should be allowed to be a partner/owner in/of more than one station, but public finance of culture is the same as that of religion, really unseemly. On the other hand, the economy only needs to be a little more free market than all the rest, NO SHOCK THERAPY REQUIRED. Greater global competition will not hurt anyone. We’ll just end up with better goods at lower prices. Globalists invest in whatever they think is most productive, which just may not be local. Do away with FREE TRADE & everything will cost way more. Companies buying other companies can result in economies of scale, in which case it is a good thing. One of those economies is the need for fewer of the hated managers & administrators, but now that great computing power is available to all, the trend of consolidation should subside if not reverse. Plus, there’ll be less likelihood of wasteful war. There is a short list of things that will increase PRODUCTIVITY & hence wealth & employment: man-hours, technology, skill levels, savings, efficiency, raw materials, energy, lack of corruption & waste, predictability, not spending the wealth of those yet to be born on non-capital items & STW. A STRAIGHT LINE PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX from zero, for some low point, where all the Congress can do is set the slope of the line, essentially producing an infinity of rates, not the two or three insultingly retrograde tiers they recently came up with, at the start of the computer age! In any event, a Straight Line Progressive Income Tax is all the socialism anyone should need. Norman Thomas’s actual platform was to the right of the Democrats of today. A simple property tax, based on the total square footage of all land and floor space of each property, regardless of improvements, would be the most efficient & incorruptible way to go, as well as encourage improvements. Broad strokes usually are best. The two-party system is only good in a crisis. A hundred years ago even America had no cars, electricity or indoor plumbing, land was cheaper, cobblestone streets, practically no one went to college, there was no third world competition & most folks worked way longer just to feed themselves. That’s the best we could do then, but TIME TO UPGRADE to the small, but infinitely powerful, improvement, reform & social technology of RB.

    JUST CUT 5% across the board, don’t spend a cent more than you did the previous year, & /or go to % of receipts budgeting, as opposed to the current absolute dollar amount system, & work out the adjustments later. Just withdrawing from the world will only make us have to pay more down the road, perhaps with our Freedom. With all the recent US talk about “independent” (read bipartisan through duopolistic) REDISTRICTING Commissions, a worthy (yet apparently unmentionable) possibility would be to limit, & make-equal, the number of changes of direction of all legislative districts’ boundaries &/or make the commissions determine the principles, not the rules.


    Decrease the immigration quotas of countries that don’t achieve population limitation, if there are any left outside of Africa. Decrease the amount of Aid to Families With dependent Children for each additional child, limit the #/children covered &/or eliminate tax deductions for more than the replacement two children half way through a couple’s lifetime. Longitudinal Regionalism is the wave of the future, because it’s more economical. Palestinian & Jew, will be members of worldwide coops, instead of struggling with each other over a sliver of desert, once they’re BOTH made to adopt RB. RB will give all the fairness, payback & make-up one could wish for, clean back to the Cro-Magnons, a real solution to terror, ecologically sustainable politics, what’s best for all workers, instant global women’s liberation, world-wide luxury, a rationalization of the drug war, human unity, ultimate retail politics, perfect compromise, “phantasmagoric subtlefaction”, real-time alternatives to all proposals, from wherever: market, coop or social (or tribal, theological or universalist), an answer to infinitely more questions at a time than the two party system’s “who’s less bad”, an adequate safety net, no more need to suppress popular movements around the world, more Liberty & Justice than can be found in any ideology, subtlety, responsivity, light-footedness, long-sightedness, economy, frugality, accountability, responsibility, an end to all the various forms of hegemonism (whether up front, subterranean or unconscious) (in exchange for the so great burden of leading the world to the light) no more need to fear self-expression, or admitting your obvious self-interest, politics as a family discussion around the kitchen table, no more drunkenly jumping back & forth between (schizophrenic) extremes, with its consequent absence of the economists’ requirement of predictability for growth, the Freedom of Justice & the Justice of Freedom & perhaps eventually, even more than inadequate global confederation, but with all powers to their lowest appropriate level.

    Perhaps it might result, at least economically, in some combination of THE WORLD’S WASTED WEALTH: Save Our Wealth, Save Our Environment, J W Smith, Institute for Economic Democracy, Cambria, CA & GRAND NEW PARTY: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class & Save the American Dream, Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam, Doubleday, but with all other inputs as well. This is what is known as the formlessness of forms, aka what works, ie: pluralism. All human evil is due to the OUT OF PHASE FLUCTUATION OF POPULATION & FOOD SUPPLY, from the time the first hunter remembered the first fight over stray injured game in a bad year. Noone alive is responsible for the mess we find ourselves in, except for what they do now. Occupy the solar system. Help put this idea, in time, to as many as possible. What soldier, knowing the demonstration was for Ranked Ballot, would fire on his fellows? What if any or all the Olympic winners show the sign for RB (or Democracy?) from the podium? RB will give the people a sufficiency of unity of spirit, vision, voice & action for all authentic purposes. Could a World-Wide Strike for True Democracy be far behind? What shining compromise might result from RB, now that thate hero of the Egyptian revolution, Facebook, requires photo id, so as to sell our personal info to the highest bidder, no matter how authoritarian? Were the US military to be defending a nation based on RB, the whole world would be falling all over itself to join its (American Foreign Legion) cause. (“RB, don’t leave home without it”.) The cost of a full page US national ad, sufficient to put RB to virtually all the world, would be repaid in no time at (pre 9/11) US defense spending of ~$10,000 per family. Consider that which is common in the sight of all men. The maker & sustainer of this world & cosmos could have no need of it. He could just tear it up & start all over. It would be absurd to think that the original vision of commune-ism did not involve democracy & egalitarianism as the end & not the (at best) temporary emergency expedient of centralism (especially now that the king is dead?). The great committee of proportionally, one male & female, of each of the three adult age groupings of youth householder & elder, of each of the four tribes of man : Nordic, Mediterranean/Arab/Jew/Hindu, African & Oriental & of the three body types of forest, plains & mountain, & /or such a result as would reflect what that would have created. All the men of violence need presidential councils, in which a new member gets elected every term, so that they may retire gradually, without having their egos shattered, ie: collective leaderships. The lodestar of RB should be constantly kept in mind, no matter what situation an individual find themselves in. Only those who are afraid of the strength of their own arguments in the market place of free ideas could oppose this.


    Conceivably, someday, once RB, OC, SWP, WER et al are adopted & everyone gets used to kindness, cooperation & universal comfort, there’ll come the realization of non-virtual human Community& the cost benefit analytical pointlessness of even keeping count & they’ll all look back & laugh at the thought of all the men of violence banging their heads against the wall, puffing themselves up with self-importance, refusing to unclench the nut in their fist, so as to get their hand out of the knot hole & failing to realize sufficiency &/or doubling the size of all committees to includes an equal # of woman & even larger, so as to decrease the possibility of deal making & cronyism/nepotism or making their parties internally democratic (to show some sign of good intent) but you can’t get there from here, except perhaps through RB, OC, STW & WER. How can anyone ask it of another if they do not have it themselves? How can anyone for Justice or Freedom, or both, (or for any good or against any evil) not support RB? Ranked Ballot is the answer to all things: it will give us Fulfilled Democracy Everywhere, Instantly & Practicably.




    Full Disclosure


    I tried to follow my own advice & get on the ballot for Congress, on the single issue of RB (promising a Citizen Advisory Board, chosen by means of OC to guide us in the rest) by collecting the 3500 valid signatures required but I didn’t gather the 10 signatures per hour (based on 12 hour days) needed in the measly month independents are allowed. I was doing less than half that rate & getting in 6 hours a day, but with a small crew, it would be most possible. Also too many people are afraid to give away their name, signature & address. Youth are too paranoid & elders too mindfully ignorant. Any help would have been appreciated, which would have allowed mass gatherings to be covered at all their busy spots. You can’t do it by yourself. Maybe next time I’ll do it. Would that I were famous & could just announce a twitter feed. In any event I’ll still be leafleting & offering my name as a write-in via bulk mailings to the registered voter list, to light a fire under them. It should not take a vote large enough to defeat the incumbent to make him take notice.

    I have been promulgating RB since 1996 by means of emails & letters all over the world, full page ads in alternative newsweeklies, leafletting at demonstrations & concerts & running for office on the single issue, plus one classified ad in the Nation magazine to start. With all those guns & bombs & lives & sacrifice & suffering, had we been on any correct side, we could not have helped but to turn the Ho Chi Minh Trail completely around. We lost a more than fair fight back there. We gave them a choice & they didn’t take it. False categorization of superficial characteristcs. Bigger fish to fry. People are what their environments make them.

    Should the people so decide.

    Tell us where we’re wrong. RSVP. Men do not light a light & set it under a bushel.

    Please see ranked_voting_systems on Wikipedia.

    “zoe morgan roman sydney christian” norman z[idbeck]


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  • commented 2016-08-20 14:23:23 -0400
    I am interested in learning more about the part-time work opportunities. I work with the community in various capacities. I am a parent involvement coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools. I have also worked as a GED instructor in Atlanta’s downtown and Adamsville communities. I have also worked on political and environmental campaigns through grassroots awareness groups via canvass outreach.
  • commented 2015-09-17 10:00:01 -0400
    Good morning,


    We are doing an awesome event called “Rock Red for Girls,” on Oct. 30th at the The Sound Table in Atlanta and would very much like your team to be a part of this event. Our focus is on young women in the diaspora and aboard. We are raising awareness and funds towards an innovative sustainability project to aid young women. I would like to set up am a meeting to discuss community partnership. Please learn more about the foundation http://www.shadesofliberia.org/ and event at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/shades-of-liberia-presentsrock-red-for-girls-tickets-18621780246.


    Thanks and I anticipate hearing from you.


    Regards,


    Miama

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