Over the past couple of months, I’ve launched a series of posts titled either “Hilary Clinton Exposed” or “Jeb Bush Exposed,” in order to call attention to the deplorable and embarrassing fact that the American citizenry is being set up to choose between two awful candidates, both from dynastic and corrupt political families.
One thing I’ve realized over the past half-decade or so, is how incredibly slow genuine political change can be. Societies can be well aware of how despicable, useless and criminal their so-called political “leaders” are, yet it still can take decades or more to usher in real, sustainable paradigm level change. This is sort of the curse of being aware and awake, but it’s a burden I and all of you reading this share together.
While I spend a lot of time on this site talking about concerning things happening around us, there’s certainly reason for optimism. Indeed, if I didn’t think that positive systemic change was not just possible, but probable, I wouldn’t bother doing this at all. Many people will read the news from Gallup about how neither the Republican nor Democrat party have greater than 40% favorability and say “who cares,” but I’ll tell you why I think it matters.
For starters, it’s the first time since Gallup began asking this question in 1992 that neither party has breached the 40% ratio. In the past, people had been easily manipulated into redirecting their anger and frustration with one party into a vote for the other, yet it appears that this propaganda magic spell is wearing off. Far more importantly, this change is being observed more than five years into a supposed “economic recovery,” which in reality has been an enormous transfer of wealth from the 99.99% to the 0.01% (see: Where Does the Real Problem Reside? Two Charts Showing the 0.01% vs. the 1%). As an aside, you can probably narrow this down further to the 0.001%, and I’d love to see some more data on that group.
Imagine what sorts of changes will be possible when the next economic downturn hits? We need to prepare now, so that the manipulators and political parasites aren’t able to turn that tremendous political energy into a dystopian nightmare. They will certainly try.
PRINCETON, N.J. — Thirty-seven percent of Americans now view the Republican Party favorably and 39% view the Democratic Party favorably. This is the only time since Gallup began tracking the party’s images this way in 1992 that neither party has achieved at least 40% favorability from the public.
Except for a brief spike to 51% for the Democrats after Obama was re-elected in 2012, both parties’ ratings have registered below 50% since 2010. The descent to sub-40% ratings for both parties marks a new low in an already inauspicious trend.
For some time, numerous Gallup trends have been showing Americans largely displeased with government’s performance and leadership.Through it all, at least one political party was reviewed well, but now — perhaps because of the constant brinksmanship going on between Obama and the Republican Congress, but maybe for other reasons — both parties are floundering.
The conclusion here is a bit ridiculous. It has nothing to do with “bickering” and everything to do with more and more people realizing they’ve been had. That they are simply political marks.
My guess is that this will only continue to deteriorate in the years ahead. The opportunity that will arise will be exhilarating, exiting and dangerous.
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