Hey Umair readers. Forgive me, but I’m a little confused these days.
What are the anti-Trumpers supposed to do?
Umair asks the various factions of the D to unite somehow. As if he really has any influence in the D back rooms. Or maybe his readers will write letters to the various high rankers in the D party, encouraging them to unite. Then they will get the message. I can already hear them thinking: “Hey I just got 4000 letters from Umair readers to stop the infighting so Mr. Trump does not get elected. I didn’t realize that before. So I will stop.”. Yep, all those letters are sure bound to change America.
In this last Umair article, I realized Umair is becoming one of the few Medium contributors to understand that elections are mostly about the soft support of political parties. Parties should employ two strategies to win elections: (1) protect their soft support such that they will make the effort to vote, and (2) attack the soft soft support of the opposing party to convince them that their man (or woman) is not worth the trip to the polls. I think Umair is finally getting this part about western democracy. Election campaigns are seldom about convincing a voter to switch sides.
Here is an article I wrote last November that explains this natural trait of western democracies:
If Umair readers believe that political parties have a responsibility to take money from vested interests to buy advertising to play psychological games on voters, then read no further!
But for those Umair readers who think that money from vested interests should not buy advertising to play psychological games with voters, then I offer my solution: Tiered Democratic Governance.
BTW, the above link is to my new website. It’s not quite working right, but I think you can read the book for free online with this new format.
The TDG gets rid of money from vested interests to buy advertising to play psychological games with voters. Instead the TDG, you vote for neighbors. If your neighbor is a jerk, you will not vote for him. No amount of advertising can convince you to vote for him. So money from vested interests will not go very far.
You will vote for someone else: someone who best exemplifies your understanding of good character and competence. Just imagine that philosophy being applied all across USA!
Umair says the D leaders should unite.
Dave says it is time to build a new democracy.
Think about that!