Well...I guess I should probably weigh in, at this point, on what action to take respecting Sanders' candidacy. Taking the actually existing situation (viz., Bernie is running in a primary, at present), what you do, electorally, is determined by your analysis of the Democratic Party, i.e., if you feel you can ethically, principally vote within the Party, do so. However, if you object to that group, wait for your choice in the general election, proper; where, in all likelihood, Sanders will not appear on the ballot (as was the case in 2016).
And, since the "anecdote" under discussion occurred years ago, I found a photo from that time ( at Occupy); I'm on the left in the IWW shirt... View attachment 53380
Oh guess my references are too lame ..anytime someone says something is “fishy” , in this case I was eluding to Bernie’s stance on global warming being fishy to me, it draws suspicion there are agendas at hand that have nothing to do with healing the planet but doing harm to it by propelling an idea that doesn’t exist
So public office would be like serving on jury duty?The system of stochocracy has been proposed as an improved system compared to the system of representative democracy, where representatives are elected. Stochocracy aims to at least reduce this degradation by having all representatives appointed by lottery instead of by voting. Therefore, this system is also called lottocracy. The system was proposed by the writer Roger de Sizif in 1998 in his book La Stochocratie. Choosing officeholders by lot was also the standard practice in ancient Athenian democracy. The rationale behind this practice was to avoid lobbying and electioneering by economic oligarchs.