Still on Wormer's "double secret probation"! Personal vendetta against logical fallacies. Believer in virtuous malice. Copenhagen interpretation is probable.
Sep 26, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read
Modern Liberal Democracy entails:
1. Effective participation
2. Voting equality
3. Enlightened understanding by the electorate
4. Control of the legislative agenda through voting
5. Inclusiveness

Does American democracy meet any or all of these criteria? #election2020 1/9 In a real democracy the person who wins the most votes wins. In America the EC/SCOTUS handed the election to GWB, in a nakedly partisan manner, then Trump. The Democrats had 16-yrs to rectify the situation, but did nothing, b/c impotence is their M.O. 2/9…
Sep 16, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
#History provides us with the enormous opportunity as both individuals and society to learn and adapt. Take the presidency of Jimmy Carter, who was tasked at reviving a morally corrupt federal government, while tackling stagflation & global multiple conflicts. 1/4 #ClimateChange From a new #biography on the 39th president: "Carter proposed investing in clean energy, imagining a U.S. independent of Arab oil. His constituents just wanted to know when the pumps would start flowing again." 2/4 #ClimateChange #BookReview…
Sep 9, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Liberal democracy is predicated on pluralism & effective participation. For example, in Europe, no one ever shrieks that your vote belongs to any faction. In fact, the Greens are a major party in Germany and France. Europe has PR & multi-round voting. #SusanSarandon 1/4 Would critics prefer these people not vote altogether? Did Democrats say Ross Perot couldn't run? Did any DP leader say Bloomberg -a Republican- had no right to run in DP primaries? Unless you live in a swing state, 3rd parties have no impact on the EC. 2/4 Image