Japan Election 'An Incredible Dissociation From Public Opinion'
In a recent article I wondered why the heck people would be so crazy as to vote for the pro-nuke Liberal Democratic Party in Japan’s election (1). Though citizens are overwhelmingly anti-nuclear, they still “elected” a pro-nuke party. Clever parlor tricks by the oligarchy have set up voters as patsies in the auto-genocide of their own democracy.
The mechanism for this to occur is that Japan has begun to reform the more democratic proportional representation model toward the US model of winner-take-all. Through this new system voters are given fewer choices for candidates. Like the US model: vote for tweedle dee or tweedle dum, it’s “democracy.”