Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The worst birthday gift to Senator Sanders

The worst birthday gift to Senator Sanders

Since the very first day of its existence, DraftBernie people dreamed of making Senator Sanders to officially join their “party”.
The feeling was NOT mutual.
Senator Sanders is the most popular politician in the Country, and it is clear why DraftBernie people want him.
But why would Senator Sanders want to join DraftBernie, or, for that matter, ANY OTHER PARTY?
The #1 thing people love about Senator Sanders is that
he IS an INDEPENDENT!
A real one.
The minute he joins a political party, he will become just one of many other politicians playing games with people and donors – at least in the eyes of many people in the country.
Does he see it the same why as I, and millions of people watching the politics, see it?

I do not know.
It remains to be seen.
On September 8, 2017, on the Senator Sander’s birthday, DraftBernie people prepared for him an “ambush”.
They invited Senator Sanders to their party – literally – to officially establish a new “progressive” political party (http://convergence2017.org/).
Of course, the event has been made to seem as a collaborative effort of many progressive movements, but at its core – it is same old DraftBernie people luring Senator Sanders into their crowd.
There are two main facts on which DraftBernie activists are building their arguments.
1. Many people who used to go with the Democrats do not like them any more (due to various reasons).
2. A large portion of the political population is represented by Independents.
However, even within this seemingly favorable political climate, DraftBernie activists are struggling with attracting peoples’ attention. They want to build “ A New Progressive Supermajority Party” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fork-in-the-national-road-new-progressive-supermajority_us_599af3b1e4b033e0fbdec630), but they cannot do it just by screaming out progressive ideas, and attacking the Democrats for not being progressive enough.
Hence, they are trying to push a pressure on Senator Sanders, using all the means available, including his birthday.
But what has Senator Sanders been doing all this time?
For starters, so far, he has been rejecting DraftBernie’s proposals.
Seemingly, he has been spending his energy on activating the leftists/progressive forces within the Democratic party. These actions are absolutely within his strategy he laid out in his book.
However, he cannot not see that the internal changes in the Democratic party require a very long time to happen. By the time those changes may happen, the political landscape may change.
People may turn away from the Democrats much sooner than the Democrats may be able to reform themselves.
That may significantly hinder Senator Sander’s political agenda. That is why he is looking for another way to proceed, which, so far, does not include joining any third party, despite the fact that many Americans do not like neither the Republicans, not the Democrats.
According to this poll (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/09/gallup-60-of-americans-want-a-new-political-party-but-why.html)A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ of representing the American people.”
However, the answers to any poll heavily depend on the way the questions have been framed. Reading the numbers in the way that 60 % of Americans are ready to vote for a single new party is just wrong.
The poll clearly says that at least 60 % of Americans do not like nether the Republicans nor the Democrats. But that is that.
All political “outsiders” (i.e. politically active people who do not want to affiliate themselves with any of the two major parties) currently represent a large number of small independent activists groups.
They do not have a significant political power.
Of course, if all those small political groups and movements would join their forces, and coordinate their actions on every possible political scale – from towns, and cities, to states, to Washington – that could make a huge difference.
But the approach chosen by DraftBernie’s people will not work.
First, they make a big mistake in treating the Democrats as an enemy.
Second, thinking that in the near historic future a third-party Presidential candidate can win is a delusion, and the way to political power should be based on a different agenda (more on this at http://the3dforce.blogspot.com/2017/04/3dparty.html).
What does it all mean for Senator Bernie Sanders?
One thing for sure is that he cannot join any obscure party. That would look the same like a big-league athlete (e.g. LeBron James) would join an obscure school team (e.g. Boston University). Your first thoughts would be: "Is he dying?", or "Did he lose his mind?", or "Did he join a cult?'
And it also means that to propel his political agenda, he needs to step out his comfort zone – a political operative, and step into a new zone – as a political leader, champion, or a “messiah” (so to speak).
As the most popular politician, he has the power to converge many different groups toward himself.
But to do that, he CANNOT join any specific political party.
To do that, he has to invite everyone – every single political activist who does not want to be affiliate with the Republicans or the Democrats – to join their political forces.
Instead of stepping in DraftBernie’s party (which would be the worst birthday gift ever), Senator Sanders needs to ask everyone step toward him.
Eventually, this political activism should lead to a formal establishing of a wide coalition (more on this at www.3dForce.net).
And the Democrats need to embrace and support the formation of this political 3-d Force, because, ultimately, it will benefit their cause (http://the3dforce.blogspot.com/2017/08/for3dforce.html).
For Senator Sanders, his upcoming birthday would be a good day to make such an announcement.
That announcement would be the best birthday gift from him to the Country.

 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Why Should the Democrats Support The 3-D Force?

Why Should the Democrats Support The 3-D Force?


 

First of all, The 3-D Force is NOT a 3-d party.
In this post; http://the3dforce.blogspot.com/2017/08/mawa.html you can find a clear description of the difference between the two.
And in this post; http://the3dforce.blogspot.com/2017/04/3dparty.html you can read more on the true role of a third party in the current political climate.
DraftBernie people and other similar groups who call themselves “progressive” are at war with the Democrats.
They blame the Democrats in – well – everything bad what happened in the politics.
I do understand the reasons behind that sentiment. I also blame the top Democrats in many things, including being arrogant, shortsighted, bought by the big money, and eventually they brought to us President Trump.
However, the political calculus shows me that the Democrats are not enemies; strategically, they are allies.
And the Democrats need to understand that a new “progressive” force is the best thing which could have happened to the Democrats.
Firstly, the Democrats will have to sharpen their ideas, reshuffle the top people, and that will make the party stronger.
Secondly, every political action which brings more people into politics is good for the democracy.
But more importantly, the 3-D Force (the right one, the smart one) will be fighting the same enemy the Democrats are fighting, i.e. the Republicans.
Let’s imagine, that one Republican, one Democrat, and one 3-D Forcer are fighting for the same chair (could be a local election or a national, does not matter).
There are only five possible outcomes.
1. The Republican candidate is much stronger than all other candidates, and wins. Well, there is nothing what can be done at this point in time.
2. The Democratic candidate is much stronger than all other candidates, and wins. Well, there is nothing what can be done at this point in time.
3. The Republican and the Democratic candidates go head to head; there is no obvious leader. In that case, the 3-D Forcer will make all the difference. Two weeks before the election day the 3-D forcer can appeal to his or her supporters to through their votes to the Democrat. Why? Because most probably, the Democratic candidate will present ideas which are much closer to the ideas of the 3-D Forcer, and electing him or her would be just the right thing to do.
And that is what the 3-D Force is about – doing the right thing at the right time;
making a clear pragmatic decision (not bound by an ideological dogma).
4. Another situation may happen when all three candidates go head to head. In that case, the Democrat and the 3-D Force should negotiate and forge the agreement and go to scenario # 3.
5. Finally, the last possible outcome is that the 3-D Force candidate is obviously stronger than the other two. It means, the Democrats could not find a good candidate, hence need to rethink their approach (which is already a good thing). Also, the Democrats should agree that having the 3-D Forcer is better than the alternative.
As one can see, out of five possible situations, there is only one which is really bad for the Democrats.
And that is why the Democrats need to embrace and support the formation of the 3-D Force (www.3dForce.net).
Unfortunately, people who are trying to create the new movement (a.k.a. Convergence), so far have no correct vision of the role that movement has to play, and the strategy that movement has to follow.




Thursday, August 17, 2017

Make America Whole Again! The 3-D Force in politics.



Hi, fellow 3d-party-er or Independent!
For many decades, people have been telling you – “You are a joke; you will never have a political power”.
I believe the time has come to prove all those people wrong.
I believe the time has come to all 3d-partiers and active Independents to finally rise up, and seize the real political power.
Everyone who does not trust neither the Republicans nor the Democrats in their ability to govern our Country is one of us!
We all may have different reasons for that.
Based on the 2016 elections, and the following events, I believe that – at least in Washington –  most Republicans are generally smart but evil, and Democrats are generally nice but stupid (or dumb, or choose whatever word you prefer to describe their inability to think).
And both parties are in the pocket of big money.
And I believe, that there are millions and millions of people, who see the things the same way.
If you truly believe that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats can navigate the country in the right direction -
this is your time!
This is our time!

We are ready to become an actual political force – the third force!
We are ready to become an actual political movement.
But first, we need to agree on the basic principles of our movement.
1. We need to agree that not now, nor in foreseeable future, there will be no third-party president.
We have to be reasonable.
We have to be pragmatic.
The presidency is not our immediate goal.
2. If the presidency is not our goal, how else would we gain political power?
The answer to this question may seem counterproductive.
But it will work!
We need to gain such a number of seats that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats would have the majority of votes.
Currently the House of Representative is split between 241 Republicans and 194 Democrats; and the Senate is split between 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats.
Our first goal is to take down 3 (!) Republican senators.
Hence, we have to participate in the upcoming 2018 elections.
Where?
Well – ideally, everywhere!
Our candidates will have to run in every possible election.
We do not have to win all of them.
We need to win just enough to make both – the Republicans and the Democrats – the minority in the Senate; in the House, and in as many legislative bodies as possible.
That will make us – the 3d-forcers (i.e. 3d-partiers and active Independents) – decision brokers.
That will make us decision makers.
Not a single decision will be able to pass without our vote, without our approval.
The representatives from both parties will have to talk to us, and we will make them talk to each other!
We will act like that family mediator who makes a husband and a wife to finally agree on something (you can choose who is who in this analogy).
For at least a decade, American people have been calling on the both parties in Washington to stop fighting and to start working together for the benefits of the whole America.
Unfortunately, it has not happened.
I am absolutely convinced, that there is no chance of seeing the Republicans and the Democrats working togetherunless the third strong political force will make them (!); unless the third strong political force will scare them.
3. To follow this strategy, we – the 3d-force members – should present our candidates against the Republicans and the Democrats (to test and to show the force) in all possible elections.
Even if our candidate will not be getting enough voices to win the election, we still will be presenting a strong political power by attracting the voters who do not want to give their votes to neither out of the two major parties!
Imagine, that two or three weeks before November 8th, Jill Stein and Gary Johnson would say to their followers: “I know, I will not be the President of the United States. And I vow to you, that the fate of my country is much more important than my personal fate. That is why today I end my run, and I ask all of you – my fellow supporters – to vote for Hillary Clinton”.
I have no doubt that in this scenario Hillary Clinton would have become the president.
Those few million votes would be enough to change the course of the election.
And we can use this strategy for every future election.
We may not be able to say any time soon – “The 3d-force gave to the Country the President”.
But we will be able to say very soon – “The 3d-force made the Country’s President”!
4. My next statement may seem contradicting everything I just said before.
But it is not.
At this point in the history, we don't even needto launch a new additional party.
We already have so many of them!
We already have millions of people, who do not want to affiliate themselves neither with the Republicans nor with the Democrats.
We just need to join our forces – all 3d-parties’ members and all independents who want to actively participate in politics (not just vote on the election day) should form a movement.
We need to establish the Massachusetts 3d-parties and Independents Coalition.
We need to reach out to all other states and to institute the American 3d-parties and Independents Coalition.
5. Our platform should unite people around the core principles this Country was founded on.
It is not right, when people have to work 60 – 80 hours a week, and still live from a paycheck to a paycheck, barely making a living.
It is not right, when people cannot afford a medication which would let them have active and accomplished life.
It is not right, when the job market shrinks, but at the same time the same few people get richer and richer, and the rest of the country gets closer and closer to the poverty.
It is not right, when having a good education means diving into the debt hole till the rest of the life.
We are against of elitism and extremism in any form.
We truly believe that “All men are created equal”.
Our platform should be simple but sound.
Restore the American Promise!
Make America Fair for All!
Take Lying Out of Politics!
When Rich Bend Rules, We Straighten Them Back!
The Republicans and the Democrats in Washington have lost sight of their purpose; they are stuck in the war of ideological dogmas; they are clung to old social, political, and economic models, which obviously do not work anymore.
Having the minimum wage close to $15 an hour is a good idea, but where would money come from without damaging the economy as a whole?
Slowing down the negative effects of the climate change may put some pressure on businesses, but the alternative is to risk the mere existence of all the businesses.
The Country badly needs a tax reform, a health insurance reform, a manufacturing reform, an educational reform.
The problems at hand have become so complicated and large, that easy solutions simply don’t exist.
We need new models.
We have to start from scratch.
Every single idea – as long as it helps people to live and prosper – is on a table.
Nowadays, all mass media make everyone think that there is an ideological war between liberals and conservatives; that liberal values and conservative values are incomparable, internally contradictory to each other.
However, no one has to choose between individual freedoms and an efficient government, or between the health of the nation and the prosperity of its businesses.
The choice everyone needs to make today is between truth and facts, against fiction and leis; between realistic, pragmatic solutions, and dogmatic ideology and wishful thinking; between having an open and honest talk with people, against hypnotizing rhetoric and manipulating peoples’ minds.
We will prove that liberal conservatism (or conservative liberalism) can exists.
We will prove that such ideals as freedom of speech, freedom of enterprise, efficient governing, and pursuit of happiness for all can coexist. But in order to restore those ideals and preserve them from erosion, we have to be smart and pragmatic, firm and inclusive.
We need to bring to the same table people with opposite views, and make them talk to each other, guiding that conversation away from an ideological war of words toward pragmatic solutions benefiting the whole Country.
This will be our political mission (at least for the close future).
6. No one knows yet, if in the future our Coalition will make the transition from being a movement to becoming an actual political party.
There is no way to predict this today.
But I can predict that the American 3d-parties and Independents Coalition will become a formidable political power very soon.
I have a clear vision of what we need to do as soon as possible:
1. we need to reach out to each other and start getting organized – I just created website www.3dForce.net, and a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-3-D-Force-1917882951796361/) with this manifesto, and my contacts (currently, you can email me to mawa@3dForce.net);
2. we need to establish a basic agreement on our goals and means;
3. we need to set up a functional office;
4. we need to start reaching out to all 3d-party-ers and independents, we need to initiate an advertising campaign;
5. we need to make the movement official, set up state meetings, set up a unifying national convention, and present our candidates for all (ALL!) upcoming elections.
In 2016 Presidential elections 65,844,969 voters went Democratic, 62,979,984 voters went Republican, but 7,627,197 people (close to 12 % of who could have been voting for a certain party candidate; or about 6 % of all who voted) voted for a third force. Many people did not even vote at all because they did not trust neither the Republican nor the Democrats, but did not see a strong third choice.
The American 3d-parties and Independents Coalition will give to all American voters a viable third choice.
The year of 2018 will be our test drive year.
The year of 2018 will be our year!

Your fellow Independent,
Valentin Voroshilov
You can reach me at

the main website will be located at
www.3dForce.net

If you want to join or to support the movement, or to volunteer, please send me an email.
Currently, the only way to financially support he movement is through the PayPal button below (currently it is linked to my business name TeachOlogy Consulting, but I am working on setting up a campaign at www.crowdpac.com; as an amateur in setting up online business communication, this is where a professional coder could help).

Some intro about who I am.
I was born and grew up in Russia.
This link http://www.teachology.xyz/vv.htmleads to more on my professional experience.
In 2002, I moved to the U.S.A. to escape the presidency of Vladimir Putin
(I am NOT a Russian spy :)  ! ).
I have been living a quiet life of a math and physics instructor, until Vladimir Putin has essentially chosen my new President (at least, so I think so far).
I have been posting my thoughts on the matter on my blog. All those posts represent my life philosophy, my political views, my ideals and dreams.

For example:

 

1. Why did Hillary Clinton Lose the Race? Or. Conformism and Arrogance of The Establishment. And. What To Do Now?


2. An Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Senator Al Franken

3. DraftBernie and “People’s Party” is NOT the answer
http://the3dforce.blogspot.com/2017/04/draftbernie.html

 

4. Democratic Party Leaders Have No Vision


5. "The True Role Of The Third Party In The U.S. In The Current Political Environment", or "What Do We Really Need From The First Truly Third Political Party?"


6. Why I have NO Trust in Democrats


7. What should really differ a “Progressive” from a “Conservative”?


8. Ignoring sloppiness: a sign of tolerance or mismanagement? And how did it affect 2016 election.

9. “Being Polite” versus “Being Nice”; what is the difference for a debater?

http://the3dforce.blogspot.com/2017/04/polite.html

 

10. Peering through the fog of brainwashing.


11. When will the Democrats make the first step of the 12-step program (admitting!)? Seems - never!

And this link   http://www.gomars.xyz/op.html  leads to even more post on the matter: