Representative democracy is a farce because ordinary citizens have virtually no influence over what our government does. We may joke about our elected politicians, but they always have the last laugh.
Corporations and special interest groups fund election campaigns in order to control the government and turn our democracy into an oligarchy—a government by the super-rich for the super-rich. Funding the elections is their best investment because they get back their contribution many times over in government subsidies, as in the case of oil companies. In some cases, the return on investment could be hundred times in the form of tax exemptions, more lenient environmental regulations, or other favors to improve the bottom line for the company at taxpayers’ expense.
As part of the payback, corporation and special interest group get their operatives appointed in leading role in various government agencies and institutions to ensure their control bureaucrat’s decision making. As a result of their control of the elected politicians and the operatives within, they tailor our laws for their benefits to the detriment of the majority and create laws that take away our liberties and freedoms. They enabled the intelligence agencies to spy on us and label us as terrorists for just practicing our democratic rights. They destroy our environment without consequences as in the case of the mine Mount Polley spill in British Columbia, fracking, pipeline projects in British Columbia, and the tar-sand projects in Alberta. They would not mind making our countries uninhabitable if they did not face strong resistance from courageous environmentalists and First Nations. They export our jobs overseas or bring foreign temporary employees to avoid paying full wages to our citizens. They evade paying taxes by sending their wealth to tax havens.
They open the doors to foreign investors and Chinese money launderers who use Canadian real estate to park their money away from the eyes of the Chinese government.
They get away with crimes we would spend the rest of our lives in jail if we committed them. They push the government into unnecessary confrontations and wars with other nations to please some special interest groups.
Coming from a dictatorship, I was so excited about participating in the political process. I even ran as a candidate in my constituency on behalf of the Green Party. After working from within the system, I discovered democracy is big lie. In my book, The New Era: Returning the U.S. to democracy & Prosperity, I devoted a chapter about democracy and how all its principles are violated.
Since my candidacy in 2004, I stopped voting and withdrew from participation in politics until the 2008 financial crisis hit. I decided to find out how those gangsters on the top the food chain managed to rip the world off trillions of dollars and got away with their crimes. Most of those crooks were rewarded with higher pay or huge severance/retirement packages that counted in tens of millions of dollars, while many of us lost their jobs and their savings, and have to work in their retirement age to support themselves. My research opened my eyes to the dark side of our world, and helped me to find a way to make democracy works for all of us.
Here is how the election system currently works:
Before the general elections, the political parties, multinational corporations, and special interest groups screen the candidates to identify those who would best serve their interests.
In the first screening round, the political parties decide who could run for nomination in each constituency based on their ability to raise election campaign funds from corporations and/or special interest groups.
In the second screening round, each constituency association takes a vote to select the candidate who would represent their constituency.
In the third round, corporations and special interest groups vote using their checkbook to fund candidates from the top two political parties to guarantee their control of the new government regardless of who wins the elections. Incumbent candidates are evaluated based on their previous record of service, dedication, loyalty, and potential to serve the interests of the corporation and special interest groups. Each candidate gets a share of the funds based on their ability to payback after the elections, a favor for a favor (quid pro quo).
After the third screening, selected candidates have enough funds to run their own public campaign, hire image consultants, and use the media to promote their polished image and reach out to the voters. At this time, corporations and special interest groups know that they own the government regardless who wins the elections.
In the general elections, you have four options:
1. Vote for a candidate from either leading parties – As a result, you support corporations and special interest groups control of the elected government and give legitimacy to the election process.
2. Follow your conscience, and vote for an independent candidate who is passionate about public service, knowing that he will not win – As a result, you are endorsing the rigged election process.
3. Boycott voting as a way of passive resistance against the tyranny of the oligarchs – As a result, you waste your time while politicians and the media would turn a blind eye to the turnout and would never question the legitimacy of the elections even when the majority of eligible voters do not participate.
4. Bloc voting – it is the most effective way to restore our political power from the corporation and special interest groups. Using our bloc vote, we could control the outcome of the elections. Here is how it works:
At the beginning, concerned citizens in each constituency would establish a New Era Constituency Club committed to voting for the most qualified candidate based on criteria established by the Club. The bloc vote would be able to hold the balance of power within the constituency, and consequently within the legislature.
The ability of the club to decide the outcome of the elections would give it a much bigger weight than that of the corporation and special interest groups. I explained it in detail in my book, The New Era Returning the U.S. to Democracy & Prosperity and on the website http://www.TheNewEraClubs.com. We can use that system in the coming federal elections to tip the balance for a candidate or a political party. In the future, the Club would be able to formulate its platform and use it to select their preferred candidate(s).
If you are open to explore this system, learn more about it, and want to make the political system work for all of us, not just the oligarchs; join us at the New Era Constituency Club. Each club will be independent, led by constituency members. If there is no constituency club, please be the first to start one.
Then, you can promote your club on social media and friends from the constituency or anywhere else where concerned citizens want to restore their democratic government.
Potential for success:
The disgruntled voters represent more than 60% of the eligible voters. If we can attract one third of them, the Constituency Club could decide the outcome of the elections.
Make your vote count and join at The New Era Constituency Club.
By joining us, you will be securing a better future for your children and your country.