In A World Where Both Political Parties Are Beholden To Their Donors,
And where rank and file party members are mere pawns to be manipulated,
Voting for the lesser of two evils is an act of futility.
As Ralph Nader pointed out in his recent Politics and Prose book tour, the democratic party does not really want to win because they are afraid to be held accountable and responsible for governing. See time stamp 1:02:28 – near the end of the video.
And as Martin Gilens discovered in his landmark research on public policy, preferences and outcomes, what the America People want has no better than a 1 in 3 chance of being enacted. And of that 33% possibility, it only happens when the 1% also agrees with the public. Else, what Congress enacts reflects the wishes of the 1% first, last and always. Presentation starts at time stamp 10:42.
And finally, as Beto O’Rourke so elegantly explained, all members of Congress are subject to the demands of “Call Time” and “Dues” – the mandatory process of campaign financing that guarantees politicians become pawns of the rich and powerful. Discussion starts at time stamp 3:05.
Regrettably, most Americans still believe in a “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington” world where virtuous men and women advocate for average Americans. Those days are long, long, long gone.
In sum, few are brave enough to say that “The Emperor Has No Clothes”.
Fewer still are willing to act on their misgivings with conviction and admit that the American experiment is dead.
As is wisely said, “Radix Malorum est Cupiditas” – Avarice is the root of all evil.
That evil now pervades the land.Charles, PDiddie, Pam and 31 otherssnot, Phlem, ThomPaine, sonofspy777, nashvillebrook, Pacco Fransisco, mmonk, h-32, pacalo, HomerRamone, MrMickeysMom, FourScore, Ohio Barbarian, Illegal Smile, Passionate Progressive, Iwillnevergiveup, tk2kewl, Two way street, chknltl, jwirr, VagrantPeters, Koko, DamnYankeeInHouston, OCMI, ZimInSeattle, Enthusiast, canoeist52, disillusioned73, ThinkingANew, djean111, Scott Crowder like this"In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous
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