Yes, as much as the established rule and the media would like to convince you otherwise. Felix is still actively campaigning. He was in Granbury Wednesday evening visiting with local Democrats. He will be in New Boston this Saturday, Feb. 20.
It is shameful, and I believe the greatest travesty this election year (of course, more so than in past election years) has been the democratic establishment failing to allow access to the democratic apparatus by all democratic candidates, who mind you… paid $3750 for the privilege to carry the label DEMOCRAT. Granted it has always existed as is, but few candidates ever took the time to speak the truth about their experience with the democratic machine and the social elites. The media elites, and corporate elites share blame in promoting this travesty.
I don’t call it a party of the people or for the people, but a party for elitist rule. In two election cycles, it has become crystal clear to new political participants that what we have at work in Texas is not a democratic rule, but the iron law of oligarchy hard at work. For those not familiar with the term … Wikipedia defines it like this…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oligarchy(not the best source, but it suffices)…
Robert Michels believed that any political system eventually evolves into an oligarchy. He called this the “iron law of oligarchy”. According to this school of thought, modern democracies should be considered as oligarchies. In these systems, actual differences between viable political rivals are small (what we have in Texas-no difference) the oligarchic elite impose strict limits on what constitutes an ‘acceptable’ and ‘respectable’ political position, and politicians’ careers depend heavily on unelected economic and media elites. Thus the popular phrase: there is only one political party, the ‘incumbent’ party. Thus when the people have the opportunity to choose from one of their own, the notion is quickly suppressed and the candidate(s) quickly reduced to flakes. Further, a rising of a similar personality (an impersonator) quickly appears to satisfy the urge to recruit someone from the masses.
Perhaps, in past elections the democratic party was more a party of the people, or more tolerant of difference, (that is a big perhaps) but the struggles that many Texans currently endure are the result of years of poor and biased leadership under the “good old boy” rule.
We have not been under Republican rule for too long, but I believe we have been under the “good old boy” rule far too long. A rather happy trend that social elites and their groupies wish to perpetuate.
The democratic establishment had a great opportunity to allow the people of Texas to choose the best candidate by promoting all the candidates, but instead they went with the status quo… and provided voters with only bacon drippings…that taste good, but are not good for you. As far as they are concerned only the anointed merit any attention, and the millionaire can take care of himself.
Rather than allow the voter to choose, the established democratic rule did not show the common people an ounce of respect by allowing them to choose their own representation.
But wait folks, the Primaries are not until March 2. There is still time to participate in the democratic process. There are seven democratic candidates and all have their supporters. If you have not read up on Felix, check out his website at www.felixalvarado.com
Do keep in mind that a variety of online unreliable polls will always favor the anointed candidate over the others (typical and expected), they are nevertheless unreliable polls that warrant miniscule merit outside their readership.
Now, it was not too long ago that another mediocre democratic social elite was favored as the front-runner. He handed his reign over to another mediocre social elite. It is a given that the social elites will always favor and endorse their anointed candidate, but remember it is also the social elites that for better or worse have been in control (in Texas mostly worse) and it is time to break from their rule and choose a candidate that will actually work for the people and not for their crony friends. more later….
This election cycle we have a choice to keep with indifference or make a difference.