“The American system is designed so that racist individuals can pursue their ambitions”
No, the. American system is designed so that ANYBODY can pursue their ambitions. Anybody, unfortunately, includes racists. But there’s no way to block racists without also blocking lots of non-racists.
“ the electoral college is a fine example of this, designed to avoid genuine democracy in case “the wrong people” get too many votes.”
Actually, the Electoral College was designed with several purposes in mind, the primary one being to entice small states into joining the union. It was also designed to have a purpose similar to the Senate: to have the President selected by cooler heads.
“Your comments do come over as complacent, I’m afraid, and comfortable with how things are.”
No, YOU interpret them that way. Perhaps the mirror image is the case: that you are a frantic, desperate radical eager to burn everything down. I do not believe that to be the case, and I would not accuse you of that because I believe in civil discussion.
“And yes, as far as I’m concerned, your carefully manicured selection of which issues to focus on suggests a mindset that is prepared to protect your own emotional comfort at the cost of others.”
Now, you’re just getting nasty. Look, if you’re not interested in discussing issues and would rather just sling mud, then I’ll find a better interlocutor.