Craving real democracy, many people are unwilling to participate in an electoral game that does not provide any form of genuine popular control over decisions that affect people's well-being and freedom.
People in Washington don't have time for reality. They're lost in a world of their own. Consider the following claims, each of which has attained quasi-canonical status in Washington.
Gar Alperovitz is the co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and the author, most recently, of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution (Chelsea Green, May Day 2013).