I think Mr. Nader is a remarkable human being and true statesman AND public citizen. It’s amazing how he never falters in his faith even though all those things women fought for ARE being rescinded through a new church-state medical field (as in private Catholic hospitals) alliance that blocks women’s access to reproductive sovereignty. And Mr. Nader cites the progress made by The Black Community even while gerrymandering of voting districts gives right-wing Repugs a disproportionate influence of voting numbers and privileges. Then, too, there’s the New Plantation System devised from today’s Draconian prison-industrial complex. With so many persons of color caught up in prison, probation and parole, the strides MADE by the Black community are also fading away.
Mr. Nader still believes that 1% of active citizens will be able to topple the TPP and TIPP, trade deals designed to shut out public consent and awareness just as the Deep State shuts public awareness out of true international dynamics related to planned wars.
The 1% of active, engaged citizens exists and is fighting on numerous fronts. Eventually, their efforts will align with that part of a benign universe that arcs towards justice. Meanwhile, old battles are being forcibly re-fought and the corruptions to would-be checks and balances upon Dark Power have collapsed; nor are most sitting on today’s Supreme Court worthy of being there… if justice and the rule of law were to mean anything.
ONE or more (than one) percent of citizens can and should be involved (I think numbers already exceed that %), but the real calculus is going to involve Mother Nature lending a major hand in things to break up the consolidations of centralized power that hide behind supposedly democratically-operational governments to do the bidding of that other 1%.