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Welcome to the Polyarchy. Are you a Demlican or Repubocrat?
The only real difference I have observed between having a Democrat or a Republican in the White House is that when you have Democrat in the White House, the Republicans make a ton of political noise in the media and when you have a Republican in the White House its the Democrats turn to make the political noise. When I look back at the last 40+ years I cannot pinpoint a time when my life was easier, I had more money, or drove a nicer car because of who was elected president.
The Blame Game
Despite this fact, it seems that a vast majority of people have a knee-jerk reaction, that whenever they perceive something wrong in their life (or society) to immediately blame the "other" party. Which I believe is the only reason why the two parties exist. Divide and Conquer is an ancient strategy after all.
How will you vote?
There can be no doubt that the 1% exists, the question is, do they have an agenda? Rumors of secret societies like the Illuminati have been around for ages, but no one can prove their existence. All I know is that if I was worth billions of dollars, I would not be content with a system that might elect a leader that could cause me to lose money every four years? No, if I was smart enough to make billions of dollars I imagine I would also be smart enough to hedge my bets and rig the system so that no matter who was elected I would continue to be worth billions of dollars.
The result is that we live in a Polyarchy, which means that the only choice we have is between two pre-selected choices. This system is in place in most of the democratic world including the U.S. Canada and Great Britain. So what can you do about it? Well for starters, the next time you start to feel angry about something the "other" party is allegedly responsible for, stop yourself and remember that there is no "other" party they are just two sides of a very dirty coin.
So What's My Point?
Think! Think before you blame the other party, ask yourself "does half the nation really want this? Or am I being bamboozled?" For instance, I have been following the "Common Core Controversy" that our education system faces and I am always irritated when someone says that it's part of a "liberal agenda" as if "liberals" knowingly want to screw up their children's education? (but that is obviously a whole other topic)