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Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 1) 742

Let me add to clarify, the third party doesn't threaten the most opposed dissimilar party. The third party divides the power of the most similar party, guaranteeing the most dissimilar party wins. For example, the current Republican party would LOVE and assist a left-wing third party candidate entering the contest and likewise the current Democratic power would LOVE and assist a right-wing third party candidate entering the contest.

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 1) 742

> pretty big wakeup call

Which they will respond to by gerrymandering districts to make sure no other party can get back in power and making it legally and practically nearly impossible to change the voting system ... NOT by becoming responsive to the people instead of their funding sources.

When an alpha wolf is challenged he doesn't respond by being nicer to the pack, he responds by killing his competition and scaring any other potential contenders.

No, the solution is FIRST change the voting system to one that doesn't guarantee two party rule THEN vote third and fourth parties into some shared power (like many European countries).

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 1) 742

Challenge it how? Voting third party is mathematically a poor choice under our current voting system (watch the video). It isn't going to happen.

If by "challenge it" you mean educate lobby and work towards a more productive voting system, then yes I am all for that!

Comment Re:It's amazing she still has defenders (Score 4, Insightful) 742

From your link: "Godwin's law itself can be abused as a distraction, diversion or even as censorship, fallaciously miscasting an opponent's argument as hyperbole when the comparisons made by the argument are actually appropriate"

I can't think of a more appropriate comparison since the 1930s.

Comment Re:Measure the subjective responses (Score 1) 180

I think it is useful to have a list ranked by recommendations, even if the list is biased, arbitrary and subjective. If that list leads me to read 'Exhalation' instead of 'Animorphs'; 'Shoggoths in Bloom' instead of 'Battlefield Earth' then it has served a useful purpose. As the parent says we have a finite amount of time.

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