GUEST: Stephen Durham, New York City based activist and the Freedom Socialist Party nominee for President of the United States in 2012, talks about the need for alternative voices in America.
Stephen and I had a long talk about what might be prompting people to take another look at alternative parties. Our two major parties are dead in the water as far as American workers go. Both parties are completely dependent on money from the very rich and the multinational corporations. The interests of ordinary people don't exist.
Is this an extreme form of capitalism, or is it an inevitable result of the gross income disparity between the rich and poor? How have more enlightened capitalist countries avoided America's plutocracy?
I would like to interview the Green Party candidate for President next and will be trying to set this up in the coming weeks. Are third party candidates the answer? Just listening to alternative ideas helps us understand the gross hypocrisy of our present corporate controlled, two party system.