Graduating from the Electoral College Act II

Time of day: The Senators are settling in for their lunch

How do we prevent the Tyranny of the Majority? So far, we’ve been able to avoid the worse end of this fault in Democratic institutions by ultimately giving the power wielded by the majority to their elected officials, and entrusting the will of many to their representatives. In this way the majority couldn’t become tyrannical since they didn’t have direct access to ruling others by law, only the Senators, Mayors, Presidents, Governors Local Officials and all their ilk risk exposure to the tyrannical temptations in a Republic (not to say the Majority in America hasn’t oppressed in other ways). But the closer the people come to the Power they once externalized (say with the removal of the Electoral College), the more power the undistinguished majority have (kept within state lines, the voter said that “I as far as I have a representative, want my representative to vote in this way”, without this buffer, the state can’t be swooned before the voter, only the voter is to be courted {by ads, by ideology}, meaning the majority is directly negotiated [and swallows the existence of Politicians, as they have become Puppets of Public Content]), the more the power corrupts in its own image [disintegrating into its form of expression (and politicians are elected because they are ‘good’ politicians, electable, presentable, regardless of their ability to realize ideology, regardless of their cultural accountability to whom they represent; and ideology is consumed and regurgitated at the party because that is where the ideologies live, all others starving at the gate without their benefactors, Political Parties offer different locales with the same spread, and the supposed difference in their practices are vehemently defended so the partisans can maintain their personal relevance, rather than reveal the true relevance of their acts [or lack thereof when regarding politicians and their parties], to the state, to the people), the greater the need for new powers to regain control of the system [Reform].

But this question of how to establish this benevolent, democratic majority, tongue tied to a less-Republican, more-Democratic Voting system, presents the dissolution of Electoral Boundaries as the cause of the problematic question (that America's inability to ease the modern Democratic-Republican Political Divide, implies that the Democratic erasure of the Electoral College would press upon the already declining Republican Party [currently fracturing, held very loosely by anti-liberal sentiment], tipping the scales drastically in a Democrat’s favor [in favor of the cities], thereby silencing the Republican’s Voice and Role into obscurity, via a potential tyranny of majority [if some sort of compromise isn’t reached before the power is seized]), and as the questionable answer (that there is right now, a bipolar tyrannical majority, which, pragmatically speaking, both politicians and voters are beholden, but neither can affect any meaningful change to as individuals, unless they give up their hopes and dreams to one of the majorities [with a realization of the ulterior ‘political’-self, or Identity Politics], circumstantial majorities which are most succinctly expressed as largely generated in blind opposition, when this occurrence of bipartisan tyranny is in such a state of disrepair that no one person can fix it by showing us the right way to use the system {that no partisan would acknowledge the truly bipartisan need [to stretch across aisles] without lamenting its unfairness to their partisan perspective [that they can’t bring the lingering compassion of such a compromising hug back to their seats and then home to display], and no politically stable group truly wishes to oppose the hand that grooms them, it seems the best solution would be a system change that allows for a fresh good to flourish atop the rotten crop).

Because our reform (a Democratically structured vote, uncovered when eliminating the electoral college) aims to both exacerbate the problem (accelerate the speed at which America’s Republican Element runs its natural course), and solve the problem through this stress (discover a healthier division to vote on, when the Republican Element is overcome due to their sudden irrelevance in national politics, and the dense {Socialist, Environmental, Anti-Racist, Anti-Sexist, Transgendered, Sexually Liberal, Minoritively Relgious, NonReligious, Alternative Lifestylist...) Democratic coalition breaks apart, picking up old enemies in the remnants of Republican Ideology, creating a new majority), we should take efforts to distinguish between the painful procedure of setting the bone (the Anti-Republican drive which unites the Democratic Coalition to try and destroy the Republican party, to better get at the Republican Elements [sore spots] the party preserves), and the goal of fixing the arm (that a constant beratement of our historical position, where we were a fundamentally flawed government with aims for self-betterment {a Republic pretending to be a Democracy, while limiting the vote for representation to a clear minority}, can only bring our cultural relation to our past history so low {that we [as far as we may be a part of the establishment] are inheritors of slavers, pirates, and genocidal simpletons}, and when that Republic is washed away, and hopefully some of its sins with it, something must still be built on its foundations), if we don’t want to keep breaking the arm over and over again in a political stupor, with all sorts of poems and pinings to not have the arm be broken.

Scene 1: Cities of Power

But how will the voters organize themselves after state lines are transcended in the election. Luckily, due to the imperfection of such man-made rules like borders, the voter should already have a dimension to their voting that accesses this space beyond the state (while it is true that our Governmental State ultimately decides the elections connotations for the voter in reality, the calling of a vote implies the existence of a State which the voter is aware of, that is not the Governmental State, but may be partially realized in Government). To find this place for ourselves, we need look no further than the means that a voter uses to become informed about an election, and where they get these intellectual products ([The Cities], which while sufficiently multifarious, I will be simplifying their total importance into two Intellectual Capitals [Los Angeles & New York], assuming a continued usage of bipolar power distributions in American Politics). What gives us the tools to crack open the seemingly intentional frivolity of politics [Ideology & its Consequence], but the centers of these extravagant political stagings themselves [Hollywood & the News], and the means by which they relay these dramatizations [Movies & Papers]. In order to conjure a nationwide vote, a Reality Political must be established for the good of the people, so the vote can be intelligible to all the voters {the agreement can be as simple as, ‘who would be in charge’, or ‘who represents such and such a swath of land’, or slightly more complex like, ‘how will our representations of past-and-future human endeavors be allocated for the communal good, in the school budget’ or ‘what sort of enforceable code of conduct would we all like to adhere to via external means, when ratifying a law’}. Which means the way the voter is able to think about the election directly affects what the election actually is about (Most common example is the event of televised debate in the JFK v Nixon election, but news reports, or topical themes in films are obviously integral to the way our political process operates). So much so that when providing an election that goes beyond supposedly antiquated state lines, then the actual means of proving such an election to have occurred {that the people did vote, meaning that everyone understood what was being voted upon, and had their decision accounted for in some way} must transcend the means of state relating that produced our Republican Democracy in the first place {and wouldn’t necessarily fall back upon being an election about a person as they are representative, or even a ballot based election, where the voter places in words, what some others might do in action}.

The very fact that the Electoral College is on the cusp of delivering its graduation speech, means the methods of delivering political information have evolved to the point that the next stage of American Democracy seems simultaneously: frustratingly out of reach {when it’s obscured by its actual occurrence as a Republic} and almost upon us (that we can’t help but cry out for this Freedom, to unburden it, and be unburdened). But to lay the blame for the haste we make in this work solely on the backwards-facing Republicans is to not entirely know what we mean when we wish for this truer democracy [where all can participate], since surely if one were to understand the need to restructure our very use of borders to decide the vote, than they couldn't help but see the Democracy we’re implying (the election we intend to hold). Therefore, if there are still Republicans, it is because we do not adequately know how to relate the rich potential this future holds, so that everyone could understand it (which should be required to have a vote on whether or not to go down this road [which of course is the vote itself]). The challenge of a Democracy is not to argue a point that most people can agree with; it's to find the argument that everyone can engage in.

Scene 2: The Import(s) of New York City

They sing songs to you

Oh fragile one

Shattered on the pavement

Into a thousand pieces

A thousand lives

On the lord’s day driving stagecoaches

Their hopes crept up on parchment paper

Softer than a feather

Lighter than their airs

Ink blots on their mind

With a coming darkness

Words can’t describe

Blind, only faith will see you through

Signing off on fates no one yet knew

Not almighty

Oh fragile one

Pieces scattered on paved pavement roads

The fire raged

Across factory floors

The smoking chained

To holstered guns

What you wouldn’t give

to crack a window

What you wouldn’t buy

to crash through the pane

Not cut out, to be cut in

Was sighed


Breaking time on rainy days

Smoke choked out in your heart

And beat your lungs

Pick the pieces

Don’t cut your hands

Such tender fingers

fragile one

Tell the debris

From harsh pavement

Gentle stories

From hard souls

“And uh eyes that burn like cigarettes”




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