If 90% of the voting public was against the bailouts and 75% against the un-ending wars, and the Congress doesn’t listen, what is the point? The phrase “elected representative” is soon to be totally pointless. I know many people who don’t even vote anymore because then are aware of two things.
First, our two party system is actually two heads on the same snake. Since Obama’s election, it has been more of the same. I am glad that my anti-war jokes are still relative, but I would be much happier if we weren’t wasting a trillion dollars a year in wars with no end and no point.
Second, and perhaps even more appalling, is the idea that our presidency is hand-picked by the powers that be. Groups like the Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission are unelected power players that have a greater say over our country’s decision making process than our own so-called representatives. Could it be that our previous and current presidents, since JFK, are nothing more than puppets?
If either of the above premises is true, then our constitutional republic is less of a democracy and more of a façade. The façade however, is slowly unraveling in the face of monetary disaster. As retirement accounts are stolen, Social Security payments disappear, and the value of the dollar is flushed down the toilet, people might actually pull their heads away from reality television and focus on reality. The truth they say is more interesting than fiction.