This commentary is in response to the article "Dean vs. Kucinich" which many people here have responsed to. Judging from the comments made by some people, it seems that many so-called "progressives" still hold out the illusion that the "Democrats are the lesser Evil," that "Anybody but Bush" should be supported, that the entire charade called American Democracy is NOT a scam to begin with.
To repeat for the Trillionith time, the Democrats are part of the problem. The Democratic Party has ALWAYS HISTORICALLY PLAYED THE ROLE OF A POLITICAL GOOD COP--in opposition to the Right Wing Bad Cop. Regardless of the phony Populist rhetoric the Demo-rats like to spew, they represent the same bloodthirsty American interests that the Republicans represent, only in a more camoflaged form.
Anybody who suggests that the Democrats (or for that matter, some phony Second Party candidate like Ralph Nader) represents any real change or real challenge to the American system in general is a political fraud.
This is the reason why you see Democrat Party hacks, Liberals, and the some of the Media focus so much of their energy on George W. Bush and engage in Bush Bushing with such relish. This kind of Bush Bashing serves an important political function in that IT HELPS TO DIVERT ANGER AWAY FROM THE AMERICAN SYSTEM ITSELF onto the bogeyman of Puppet President Bush. This kind of Bush Bashing helps fosters the illusion that the American system is fundamentally OK, and that all we need to do is to replace a few corrupt officials when in fact it is the entire American Empire that is rotten to the core.
In fact, American electoral politics itself is a dead end, a waste of time, a political scam designed to siphon off energy and activism in order to neutralize and contain it in some kind of Domesticated Political form which only serves to American elites.
This is the Political game that American elites (and their phony Free Press) have always played in order to fool and dupe the people. Promote two Political Parties which are presented as two different choices when in fact they are merely controlled by the same American Political Establishment. The DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES ARE TWO HEADS OF THE SAME MONSTER: the American Capitalist system itself.
Regardless of which party and which political candidate wins the "election," the American Political Establishment is the only true winner.
Instead of focusing on Party politics or personalities, actiivists need to focus their energy on ISSUES. Make your activism an ISSUE-BASED activism rather than getting suckered into the scam of American Electoral politics or of wasting your time which Capitalist Politician and which Capitalist Political Party you should support.
It is the American Political Establishment and its lapdog instituions like the Media which are the true enemy. Instead of wasting your time focusing your anger on an individual Ruler (like George Bush) or an individual political party, direct you efforts against this American Establishment. These institutions are the real Evil-doers that should be exposed, targetted, and attacked without mercy.