Subject : ON THE MID-TERM US ELECTION RESULTS.
3 November 2010
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
Below are three Internet links to the US mid-term election results.
Item A. is Ralph Nader's evaluation of "what is to be done" and why --November 2010.
Item B. is a picture of Corporate American Democracy as it unfolds today across North America, affecting the entire planet.
Item C. is a commentary by New York City New School economist Professor Richard Wolff on the political significance of the US election results, November 2010.
And we close this special elections bulletin from CEIMSA with the memorable quote from the famous IWW labor organizer Joe Hill:
Apropos our elections: In a society that rigidly keeps only two parties (by focusing all financial support on them, by limiting media attention to them, etc.), the only way for people to even begin to express political opposition is to vote against those deemed responsible. Thus the voters punished Republicans in 2008, Democrats in 2010, and ?? in 2012. Note also the even more crucial limitation: while exit polls show that the economic crisis trumped all other issues on voters' minds, and above all unemployment and foreclosures, Americans manage not to express rage against employers and banks - the actual institutions that fire people and foreclose homes. Instead they vote against politicians who lack the power or the will to interfere in what those corporations and banks do.