It’s sad how many people have become party-line cheerleaders for Democrats or Republicans. It’s sad because the cheerleaders fail to realize that their rally cries only serve to fuel a machine that suppresses us all.
The problem is not one party or the other. The root problem is that corruption is legal in this country, and our entire political system has become corrupted to its core as a result.
The reality we currently face is that both political parties are controlled by less than one tenth of one percent of the population. Specifically, both parties are controlled by the elites with the resources to finance political campaigns . That our political system only caters to the elites has been empirically demonstrated using 20 years of data . This is not because politicians are inherently corrupt people, but because the simple fact is that politicians cannot win elections (or re-elections) without that funding.
The fallout of this paradigm is that your vote literally does not matter .
Both parties are controlled by the same people. Those people are the elites, and they comprise less than one tenth of one percent of our population. That is not democracy.
The interests of those elites are counter to your personal interests, and you can see evidence of this with your own eyes. Look at the rise in our wages over time in comparison to the GDP per household . Our wages used to increase in parallel to the GDP; we used to be paid in accordance to what we produced. However, GDP per household has consistently outpaced median earnings per household for several decades now, meaning that we are now paid far less for what we produce. That trend has persisted regardless of who has been in office.
We need to wake up.
Do not choose to be a cheerleader for some party in a political system that does not care about you. Choose to be someone who fights for a better tomorrow.
 Donor Demographics: https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/donordemographics.php
 Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf
 GDP/Household vs Income per Household: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_GDP_per_capita_vs_median_household_income.png
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