The Party's Over....Or at least it should be
Being Loud Doesn't Make You Right
Both conservatives and liberals have failed us, the two party system has failed us. The entrenched ideologies of both sides can no longer sustain the republic and continually fail us. It's futile to lay blame on one party or the other, as both parties are bought and paid for equally by the same interests. The smash and grab by the banking institutions and Wall-street that is still on going today ( take a look at the 1.2 trillion dollar derivatives market bubble) can, has and will again destroy not only our economy but the world economy. Yes, Obama is a terrible president, just as George W. Bush was a terrible president. Our congress has a 12% approval rating, that's less than the percentage of people in America who supported the British crown before the revolution. It's no longer an issue of our side is right and your side is wrong. Both sides are to blame equally. Whether it is the rights continual denial and attacks against science or their billion dollar a week kill brown people habit that debilitates us as a society or the lefts spend now and spend later debt is the answer and no accountability that debilitates us as a society, the end result is us being debilitated as a society and as a country. This continual vote for the lesser of two evils does nothing but continually grow a small evil on both sides into giant evil conglomerate. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil. It is becoming ingrained in our culture to strongly hold fast any and all ideals that these party's have declared are right, regardless of moral implications, cost or common sense. The only action ever taken by either side is screaming that the other side is wrong and their side is right with no regard for actual debate. Add to this the broadcast media that is controlled by the two party system and constantly barraging their viewers with ignorant, arrogant and unsubstantiated claims and you have a public that no longer knows anything about the system that they are employing to represent them, other than that the people across the isle are fucking wrong. You are right to employ your first amendment, use it while you can as clearly both parties have shown their utter disregard for the 4th amendment with the patriot act(take a look at the ongoing surveillance by the NSA, started by Bush expanded by Obama), the 5th and 6th amendment with the signing of the NDAA(indefinite detention of american citizens without trial by jury or innocent until proven guilty, submitted by republicans signed by Obama) the list goes on and on. Either we heal the republic with ideas, common sense and actual debate or we die as a shorter and not as awe inspiring Roman empire. If were going to lay blame, go look in the mirror because we all did this to ourselves. This entrenched fundamentalism on both sides is literally killing people and destroying the country. Personally I say fuck the Democrats, just as much as I say fuck the Republicans. Because the only thing they seem to agree on, is fucking us. The citizens they are supposed to represent.
Ok the system is broken, now what?
Just ranting about a broken system won't fix anything. What kind of solutions can we come up with that may start to impact the way our government works and the way the world perceives us? What solutions can we implement that does the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people while still being fiscally conservative? Where can we start?
I think a very large portion of the problem rests with the way the system is setup. When your system requires that 100% of the people who run it are required to spend 80 - 90% of their time worrying about their next election cycle and the fundraisers/donors instead of the pending issues facing the country and it's people, you have a fundamental flaw there. You have a situation that breeds greed and selfishness for the people who run the system. The representatives no longer have a connection to the people they represent, but instead have a connection to the donors who support their campaigns.
Warren Buffet had a grand idea for fixing a ton of issues with congress
"pass a law that any time there is a deficit of more than 3% GDP, all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection."
That's a start, but it doesn't get to the root of the problem. That in essence, congress is only worried about reelection. How do we get to the root of that problem? We need to impose term limits and shut the revolving door of money and politics for life just because you served the people around you. Serving is supposed to be exactly that, serving. You serve in the military, you serve when your a waiter, politics today is not serving. It's wealth and power accumulation. It's a system that only allows rich and powerful people to enter so they can get richer and spread their influence further. Now this is a blanket statement, there does exists some good politicians. However their numbers are so few that the impact is minimal. In the world of Washington you either play ball or you don't come back. Or at least that's the way it seems. The current salary (2013) for rank-and-file members of the House and Senate is $174,000 per year. This doesn't include speaker fee's, books or any other income, not to mention the benefits they receive. As of 2012, the middle class median household income was $50,054, according to the Census Bureau report issued for that year. How exactly are you supposed to represent people if you don't even associate with the people you represent? How exactly do you represent people that you have no connection to fiscally and socially?
Money is the ruler of the political world. There is no doubt about that in any way shape or form. your success literally depends on your ability to raise and make money. 94% of the time the candidate with the most money will win. How do we attack that problem? We need to get money and legal bribes(lobbying) out of politics. It's not easy, but it is possible. If you're truly tired of the broken system and the constant can kicking, the party politics, the greed, the corruption, the wars, all of it, you need to start taking action. There are some great groups starting to form now to tackle this problem, one of which is wolf-pac - http://www.wolf-pac.com/ another great informational video and foundation is shown in the video below - I beg you, I implore you, let's save the republic. Lets save this country and show the world that we are a beacon of light to follow and emulate.