What we are witnessing is the "ratchet effect"...
The Dems pretend to represent "the people", while the Repubs pretend to represent "true freedom"...
Of course the both forget to mention that they both represent "their people and their freedom"... None for us "plebs"...
So one side "wins" for awhile, spreading their slick lies and grab a little bit more of our substance... Then the other side "wins" and grabs a little more. First from the right, then from the left. Back and forth...
Ratchet... You and I? We lose everytime.
Somehow we need to throw a monkey wrench into the ratchet mechanism.
First we need to understand why this works. Primarily I see that there are two distinct "general pools of political thought" within the general populace, if you will allow...
1.) Economic freedom, but social control. This would best be called "the right" for lack of better term, and could be described as "let me do with my money as I want, but don't let them gays marry, and weed is evil devil's parsley!"
2.) Social freedom, but economic control, which we will loosely call "the left". This pool can be described as: "Let people live as they want, but we need to dictate how you can spend your money, run your business, and we will tax the piss out of to you fund various things..."
I realize these are extremely general descriptions. But I want to illustrate a point: these "political memes" are used by both sides in their pretend show as they take both our economic AND social freedoms.
Make no mistake. There is only one party, and Eisenhower warned us about the political, corporate, military complex.
Here it is folks, the DemocraticRepublican party.
All for them...none for you.
It wasn't always this way. At the founding, and shortly thereafter, the Federal government did very little, basically existing to defend the country, and settle disputes amoungst states. Congess met only briefly each year and the representatives stayed in their states. The state governments, closer to the people, was supposed to make law for the people of the state, the local and municipalities having the heaviest burden of law as they were the closest to the people.
Now, all the power is concentrated at the Fed, and run by the Oligarchs.
Edited by SteampunkScientist, 08 July 2017 - 08:17 AM.