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Obama's Consistency Problem - Reason Magazine - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal
Mar. 25th, 2011
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Obama's Consistency Problem - Reason Magazine
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March 26th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
While we are generalizing here; I hate the perpetuation of the myth that the United States has a two-party political system. It has in fact a single party political system; both options presented to voters are controlled by the same special interests, lobbyists and bureaucrats.
Apparent difference are just ways to divide up constituent voters into two groups of "fans" for each "team" in a game of ultimate distraction while the American public is robbed blind.
Pretending the act of voting can foster change, pretending any candidate represents change, and pretending there is any substantial difference in the two political parties; just serves to diffuse political alienation that could lead to an Egyptian/Tunisian style revolution.
Moving to a proportional representational system would be one way break the monopoly the Republican-Democratic political machine has on American politics. The secession of all 50 states and the formation of a new (virtualized - no fixed seat) federal union government would also be a great option to eliminate Washington DC's stranglehold on American politics. Until then, it's just sad.