So we have a common enemy. His crimes are speak for themselves. Liberals, leftists, and radicals can all agree on this one point. What can we do best to defeat him? Where should we focus our energies? How can we avoid self-defeating activity? These are important questions that we should start discussing. It would awesome if somehow we were able to use the IMCs and the internet to organize a viable political FORCE that had to be reckoned with because of our ability to affect ELECTIONS. Right now we CAN be written off as a focus group because we have had that much impact on real politics. This is not to get into an either/or debate over voting and activism. If your going to argue that voting only encourgages them or any other pseudo-revolutionary slogan, thanks. I get it. I'm ignoring you. Now let's examine our options for getting rid of Bush.
Number 1: Impeach him.
three words: not gonna happen. I'm rooting for you but I just don't see it coming to gether.
Number 2: Electing a Democrat
this is the only real simple solution to getting the Bushes outta washington. To do so we must form a concensus as early as possible as to who we're going to support in the primaries and then if he or she doesn't win we need to suck it up and support whoever does win. And really really honestly support them. We can criticize and denounce them all we want AFTER they've slayed the Bushbeast. Me, I think Howard Dean's got what it takes to win mainstream America and I think we should start mobilizing for him so we don't have to vote for Joe Lieberman. I respect the Kucinch/Sharpton/Braun-ists but I think we need to stick to realistic strategy (something that doesn't always come naturally to the people here at IMC). Dean looks like he could win Iowa and New Hampshire and it'd be great if we could help build momentum around him.
Number 3: Violent revolution where we overthrow the government and setup a proletarian utopia.
If all else fails...
Let me know your thoughts on how we can best use this site and the peace/anti-globo movements and focus them on getting rid of Bush in 2004.