Election results matter even if we are justly skeptical of the process.
Yet also, we clearly see that the traditional political process is failing in many important ways.
Saying that challenges to establishment Democrats will lead to Republican victories or to some sort of mob rule, is asking us to place our bets on a system that is not working and is asking us to ignore theefforts of hopeful and energetic movements that are making a difference.
At the same time, saying there is no difference between the two parties is blind to obvious facts. Such a view also ignores thew fact that rank-and-file Democrats are good people proud of accomplishments such as Social Security, Health Care Reform and progress in Civil Rights.
It is impossible to know where the fast and changing course of current events will take the nation and world. Our best bet is to be intellectually open to all the many interesting and positive trends and movements taking place even in these hard times.
Here is a list of ideas for everyday resistance to this often violent and greedy society.
The work of freedom is up to each of us. With hard work, imagination and adaptability, we can meet the many challenges of these times.
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