I think that politics can be summed up in two statements:
1) Given an honest count, politicians will follow the will of the voters.
2) In the absence of voters, politicians will follow the will of their monetary donors.
The #OCCUPY movement has changed our national political conversation, and raised public awareness of economic injustice and financial/political corruption. These are significant political successes.
But the #OCCUPY movement has failed in one very important place: It has not succeeded in Occupying the Ballot. Continue reading