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Five Steps to Political Power

Five Steps to Political Power

1) Register to VOTE and VOTE THREE times in a row. Always remember that politics is a game of resources. Politicians spend money to get lists of people’s voting records so they expend their resources on those people who count the most. The more you vote the more important you become to them. Both Roland and I are huge proponents of voting. In a capitalistic society it is the only way poor people have an advantage over the Ruling Elite; there are more of us than of them.

2) Call an elected official. Most people are afraid of the political process. Voting is anonymous. It  does not require much commitment of Self to engage in. Calling an elected official however it much more complicated. It requires having the courage and confidence of your conviction to speak them out loud to someone who can actually do something about them. Interestingly, you will usually reach a legislative aid, not the official.

3) Write an elected official. Due to our society being one big bureaucracy, the written word triggers action. (You should expect and receive a response.) It also requires that you know exactly what it is that you are trying to communicate. If you expend the energy and time to write a letter, do your research and keep the cursing to a minimum. After all, we like to think that our elected officials use logic, not emotion, when making up their minds.

4) Attend a political event. Now, this is a major step forward. Do this and you stand out from the crowd, literally. The moment you shake an elected official’s hand you cease to be a phone number or mailing address on a sheet of paper. You become a live human being that they have to respond to in real time. It doesn’t get more powerful than that: human to human.

5) Make a donation. Democracy is a living, breathing experiment. It is not a historical inevitability. Without your donation of time, energy, intelligence and money nothing happens. You are an important part of this system. That is, if you actually hold yourself and others to the standard demanded by democracy.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris Constant permalink
    December 22, 2011 5:14 am

    6. Get involved in your neighborhood’s governance.

  2. January 29, 2013 7:05 pm

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  3. April 2, 2013 1:06 pm

    Re No. 4, I agree that human to human contact is vital–that’s why actual human to human contact (at meals typically) sells for tens of thousands $ per plate.

    At most modern rallies, the most human contact is waiting in endless lines for a handshake.

    This produces the caveat to No. 5–make sure your donation does what you want it to do.

  4. April 4, 2013 11:44 am

    WE will have too. The 5%.

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