Here's a good side by side comparison:
I'll look it over. However, I will be very, very annoyed if this ends up being like that "theobamafile" website that a right-wing birther nut linked me.
And it is indeed a False Dilemma.
A False Dilemma that has been constructed by a Duopoly system.
They say they give us a choice between one completely horrible thing and a slightly less horrible thing. Yet that is not really a choice. That's called having a gun to your head.
This is part of the reason I am criticizing you so harshly. You have this belief that the American political system is built around a false dilemma so that voters can only pick one of two bad choices, and I completely disagree with it. Your belief ignores the political reality that's existed, with occasional exceptions, for over two hundred years. For the vast majority of that time, there have only been two significant political parties, and not because of efforts to keep it that way. The real reason is very simple; because the American political system developed around two major parties, it has the inertia of having been a two-party system for all that time behind it.
And still we have the unadvertised choices of voting 3rd party, of writing in, and of outright resistance.
Voting for either Dems or Repubs is to endorse this corrupt and destructive system.
You criticize me for "bullying" and "intimidation", yet you have no problems leveling this kind of disgusting insinuation at people who disagree with you. Perhaps you should examine your own behavior instead of just focusing on mine.
I've seen it in my friends...the act of rationalizing a vote for a shitty candidate like Obama, of holding one's nose and voting, creates a kind of loyalty in people's minds.
Why don't you just come out and say that you think people who support the system are victims of Stockholm Syndrome? Because that is what you're saying. And no, I don't agree. There is a tendency of people to support the option that they feel more comfortable with, but that doesn't inspire "loyalty".
Obama gave my loyalty a face-fart when he bombed Libya. He gave my loyalty a wedgie when he held Bradley Manning in prison for whistle blowing. He insulted my loyalty's mamma when he executed US citizens without trial.
The bombing of Libya is an extension of the actions of previous presidents. I don't agree with it; the president should not have the authority to order military actions in another country without the advice and consent of Congress, whether or not it's officially a "war".
Regarding Bradley Manning, he took information that he'd been trusted with, that he swore to not give out, and then broke that trust, and furthermore, handed that information out to a foreign NGO. I find it Orwellian for you to call his actions "whistleblowing"; they are arguably treason in my opinion.
I don't agree with the rationale used to justify drone killings of American citizens. However, the solution to that is to bring it before the Supreme Court so that it can decide on whether such that rationale is valid.
Haven't you noticed that for 30 years straight the plutomilitocracy has been controlling the agenda of both parties?
Haven't you noticed that all the Democrats ever do is put up a platform just 1/16th of an inch to the left of Republicans and loyal liberals hold their nose and vote every time?
Do you think it's a coincidence that the Democrats have put in the religious pandering into their convention? That they are sucking up to AIPAC, the greatest single enemy of peace in the Mid East on planet earth right now?
I think it has nothing at all to do with that. This seems more to me that you're letting your legitimate gripes run away with your reason.
Do you think it's a coincidence that Obamacare was originally created by the Heritage Foundation?
I think it has nothing at all to do with that. The simple fact is that both parties have moved to the right since the Heritage Foundation originally proposed the idea. You seem to be ignoring that; indeed, you're starting to come across like the advocate of a conspiracy theory.
Have your read Noam Chomsky's 'Manufacturing Consent'?
Have you read Sheldon Wolin, Chris Hedges, Ted Rall or George Orwell?
I've read Animal Farm and 1984. The dystopias depicted in those books are nothing at all like the situation that abides in the USA. I can't speak for the others, since I'd never heard of the authors.
Your tone is bullying and condescending. I think you are trying to intimidate me.
My tone is caustic and aggressive, because I do not think much of your opinion and the general lack of support you've consistently given it. You seem to be content to gripe and complain about things, and when other people criticize you, you piously point to the fact that you're voting for some third-party candidate so you can claim that you're not part of the problem. Never mind that your use of hyperbole and browbeating people for still being willing to trust the system undercuts any claim you might make
Which suits the Democratic party as it has become. A party of summary executions, extraordinary rendition, torture, drone bombing, imperialist war and suppression of dissidents.
More of that excessively exaggerated hyperbole. I'm not interested in hyperbole. I want facts. You're making the claims, so you have to provide the facts to support them. That doesn't mean throwing about all these accusations and exaggerations and when someone asks you to support them, you just throw them a link to a website or obscure references to books and expect them to do all the work.
To quote Micheal Palin: 'Come see the violence inherent in the system!'
Who is a Republican, not a Democrat.