TOPICS: The U.S. has an elitist government – party politics before principle – old parties cannot reform themselves – when people feel their vote makes no difference, democracy is not functioning – two parties easily lead to dualistic struggle – the people have moved toward the center, the middle way – black-and-white thinking is outdated –
Question: Master MORE, I would like to know what your opinion is of the political parties as regard to the upcoming election. Are there any that are in either party that are not of the elite, and is there any chance for those who are not of the elite to win?
Answer from ascended master MORE through Kim Michaels:
The short answer is no. There is, in the current state of affairs in the United States, no chance whatsoever that a person who is not either of the elite or is willing to compromise with the elite can become nominated by the two main political parties in the United States. This is simply not a realistic possibility. And thus, it is no longer true that the United States has a government that is of the people, by the people and for the people.
In order to become nominated by the main political parties, you have to demonstrate that you are willing to put party politics before principle. And we of the ascended masters are, of course, always looking for candidates who are putting principle before politics. It is virtually impossible to imagine that the needed transformation of American politics can happen without changing the system and opening up for more than two political parties.
For the two old parties are so steeped in tradition and politics, that there is little chance that they can renew themselves—unless they are faced with a direct threat that they might lose power to a third, independent party or even more parties. This is a pattern you have seen in some European nations, such as England, where the traditional two parties have been replaced by a more open system. And this, of course, is something that at present we would like to see duplicated in the United States.
It is not functional in a democracy that a large part of the population do not even care to vote because they do not want to vote for the traditional parties and they do not feel that it makes any real difference whether they vote for this or that party. Or as you have had in an election in the nineties, a large percentage of the people vote for an independent candidate who does not win the election and then those people have no representation in congress. This is not true democracy, nor is it a true republic. For who says that a republic can have only two parties?
The concept of having only two parties in a parliament can very easily deteriorate into a dualistic struggle. Whereas if you have more than two parties, there is more diversity. And thus, there is an opportunity that things will not become so rigid, will not become so black and white, where the two parties have to distinguish themselves from each other and therefore often take opposite views on a particular issue. Whereas, in reality, the best solution is not found in the opposite views, but is found somewhere in the middle ground. And thus, you need other parties who can bring forth that middle way in order to bring politics away from the dualistic polarities and towards a more unified centrist policy.
For you will see, if you look at the American people, that they have, over the last several decades, moved towards the center rather than going to towards the extremes. Certainly, there are still people who are polarized in the two extremes of liberal and conservative. But nevertheless, the majority of the people are not in the two extremes, and thus they feel that neither party actually represents them. For the parties are driven by those who are the most zealous people, and they are often the ones who are most steeped in black-and-white thinking.
As we have explained many times, the era of black-and-white thinking in politics needs to come to an end, and the sooner the better. Black-and-white thinking in the history of the world has too many times led to conflict and war. As you certainly see that it was the black-and-white thinking of the Bush administration that precipitated the war in Iraq—a war that is not supported by a majority of the people because the people are not trapped in a black-and-white view of the world. They realize that America cannot fulfill its divine plan in the world by basing its policies on black-and-white thinking.
Copyright © 2008 by Kim Michaels