Saturday, August 05, 2023

7th eve,

done in, so enjoy

'When they don't win, they insist on changing the rules'

Among the biggest issues they cite are the amendment process (which makes changes virtually impossible), excessive veto points, the Electoral College, lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices, a first-past-the-post (winner-take-all) electoral system (rather than, say, proportional representation), and a grossly disproportionate Senate that ensures greater power for the mostly white, more rural small states at the expense of larger ones.
Translation: "This prevents us from changing everything in moments of emotion, and lets those hicks in rural areas- especially the mostly-white ones(we've got to throw race into this)- have a real say instead of being forced to obey us!"

Those things, especially the amendment process, were made that way so it would require deliberation and convincing a good majority of citizens to make an amendment.  The number of Senators per state so that large states, who'd already have a greater number of Representatives, couldn't dominate smaller states.  It works, and they hate that.

They really are the enemy.

Said it before: if Sanders had been in Russia in the 1920's-30's, he'd have been

a happy commissar executing factory managers and workers for not meeting the current plan targets, and sending people to gulags for whatever reason.

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Late, hot, tired, so here's some general stuff

Some may be repeats from a long time ago.  I don't care.