Wednesday, February 17, 2016

REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT OR ?

I think the question is moot. The real choice is between the Establishment or the Anti-Establishment candidates. In 2016 it boils down to two candidates; Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump both who's ideology is diametrically the opposite, but both of which represents an alternative to a political Establishment that offers little or no choice on how we are governed.

The establishment holds all the power and panders to those who hire them to exert it. It's no wonder that so many Americans don't vote. They have no one who will represent them to vote for. What we are witnessing in 2016 is about to change all that.

Remember the age-old question, what do all those with power want? More power. As such, two monopolies have dominated American politics for over 150 years-the Democratic Party, founded in 1828, and the Republican Party, founded in 1854. Together, they form a political cartel, or an association of political parties with the purpose of maintaining concentrated power and restricting or repressing competition. Throughout the past century its loosely managed agreements, often wholly unofficial, but embedded deep within its standard operation, have been the quasi-coordinated production, distribution, and enforcement of a set of normalized choices which reflect only the range of needs of private corporate power.

Essentially, to solidify and gain greater control, the two parties staked out a set of positions within a predetermined and standardized framework which express the basic ideas of the status quo. This way any "new" solutions about what might be possible tend toward ideas which pose no serious danger to the framework itself, which produce reforms only capable of gutting radical resistance while leaving the underlying problems intact. Any outliers are assimilated or positioned to enhance the strength of current institutions. In other words, all ideas must first be filtered through the umbrella of the Democrat-Republican cartel, which dictates the pedigree of ideas both old and new, and therefore severely limiting any competition from threatening its hegemony. (see; 
How the United States' Two Major Parties Helped Destroy Democracy)

Whether you realize it or not there is very little space between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to "rigging" the system. Both of these Establishment parties use the same tricks and strategies to secure the special interests of those that hire them.

Thanks to both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Main Street Americans are wising up and it shows when both sides are much more apt to support the "Anti-Establishment" under dogs.

Sanders and Trump only took on the label of Republican and Democrat because it's the only way to play in a rigged system.

It's surprising that Establishment Republicans are only now noticing that their people are flocking to Trump. Even when he bad mouths their standard bearers and get's booed off the stage he still remains the #1 choice.

It's no surprise that Bernie is burning the Democratic Establishment as bad as he is given how poorly they do in representing people who vote Democrat. Even though Hillary Clinton may be qualified to run for president she is sorely unqualified when it comes to representing voters vs special interests who's money she has no problem taking.

What's different about 2016 is that Americans have a real choice; be they on the left or right of the political stage.  Many Americans who stayed at home in previous are out in force for the first time and they are having an impact on the Establishment that will reverberate for may years regardless who the winner is in November 2016.