This is the reality… we’re already experiencing this with ‘change candidates’ and protester/activist turned elected leaders from Ferguson to Jackson… One day after her primary victory Ocasio-Cortez was already moonwalking away from some of the stances that got her elected… this is why,<br><br>”Those who enter the front door of elective office are quick to find themselves in the house that capital built. Even those with the best intentions will find themselves boxed in on all sides by business interests and institutional constraints. For local and state officials, they must strain under the weight of a larger political and monetary system over which they have zero control, and which can override their decisions and policies at any time. For national officials, not only are constitutional and procedural restraints ever-present, but looming over every choice is the power of business to influence policy and one’s chances of re-election.”

This is the reality... we're already experiencing this with 'change candidates' and protester/activist turned elected leaders from Ferguson to Jackson... One day after her primary victory Ocasio-Cortez was already moonwalking away from some of the stances that got her elected... this is why,

"Those who enter the front door of elective office are quick to find themselves in the house that capital built. Even those with the best intentions will find themselves boxed in on all sides by business interests and institutional constraints. For local and state officials, they must strain under the weight of a larger political and monetary system over which they have zero control, and which can override their decisions and policies at any time. For national officials, not only are constitutional and procedural restraints ever-present, but looming over every choice is the power of business to influence policy and one’s chances of re-election."

The Lure of Elections: From Political Power to Popular Power

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