They both need to be demolished; each having had lost their way….
Enriched by corporations, governed by puppets and disillusioning the masses. They’ve taken advantage of the laziness and ignorance of a people that yearn to be comfortable and are content with the status quo. No longer ‘for the people,’ governing has become a career, a means to amass great wealth through lobbying special interests and catering to the 1% wealth of this nation.
Exampled by the NRA, a group that pours millions of dollars into government races, supporting candidates that will uphold its agenda. Through super pacs, donations and funding races, the NRA ensures that whomever they support will push through their desires and purpose. And the list goes on, The Koch brothers, George Soros, AT&T, Boeing and many many more. Lobbying has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Not designed to benefit you but the company that is expending the most amount of money.
Trump wants rich people in his cabinet making decisions.
But aren’t people ‘not well off’ abler to manage money correctly? Wasn’t that one of his campaign promises? To shrink government?
In 2016, a little more than half of eligible voters voted in the presidential election. Half! And here you have the opportunity, the right to select someone who will have the ability to impact your very existence for the immediate future. Yet nearly half didn’t exercise that right.
Turned off. A lot of folks just don’t like what is presented to them. Out of 300M Americans, the final 2 candidates are the best to offer? Many fail to believe so. And many see each candidate as 2 peas of the same pod. Catering to the special interests of their supported lobbyists.
Or no means. With gerrymandering, voter poll hassles, restrictions and suppression, a lot of voters are just fed up with the process of voting. Instead of encourage this hard-fought right, the discouragement is at an all-time high and is only going to get worse. i.e. voter’s rights act.
Laziness. Let’s face it. Americans have become lazy. With freedom comes responsibility/attempt and that effort is lost with the many options and sidetracked shiny objects that are presented to our public.
And politicians are playing into this ‘un-desire’ to participate, whatever the reason being. And since it’s becoming more exampled that Americans vote less, the parties are devising ways to exploit these negative tendencies to make it even harder.
So now what?
Since these parties are no longer geared towards serving the needs of the people, we need to get rid of them. There needs to be a new party that will energize the masses, serve their needs and dismantle the lobbying system. A new party that will unify the needs of everyone – equality in pay, civil liberties, career opportunities, investments, etc. all geared towards the future. “Make America Great Again” is an ideology geared towards the past. There hasn’t been any time period in America’s history where all inhabitants benefitted from its ‘greatness’ (not including the Native Americans). So all ethnic groups and classes need to be included to direct this country forward. Not just White males. We need input from different mindsets, different backgrounds, different cultures to come up with a comprehensive plan to combat the fears, injustices and backwards thinking this nation has embraced.
But first there needs to be a movement that corrects why people are turned off from voting, eradicate the fear driven hysteria, empathize with illegal immigration, minorities and the changing of our racial demographic. And that movement needs to have a plan of inclusion and what the future of America, the melting pot, can be if we all work together for a common goal. What American doesn’t want a secured future, job, family and outlook on life? Instead of bringing coal jobs (a dying industry) back, how about training those jobless in a new industry and set the groundwork that will provide for them and their families for generations to come? And instead of dismissing immigration and shining a bad light on its progress, how about welcoming and developing their talents to ensure a more prosperous America?
“The wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a traveller coming down the road, and the Sun said: “I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveller to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger You begin.” So the Sun retired behind a cloud, and the Wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveller. But the harder he blew the more closely did the traveller wrap his cloak round him, till at last the Wind had to give up in despair. Then the Sun came out and shone in all his glory upon the traveller, who soon found it too hot to walk with his cloak on.”
Our government needs to be broken down and rebuilt. Correctly. With ‘we the people’ designing its path. It needs to be restructured with the true spirit of the Constitution in mind, devoid of special interest, money and decisions that cater to the rich. But in order for this to happen, ‘we the people’ need to strengthen our voices, shout loud and demand this change to begin.