As turbulent this time may be for you, this phase will even be more unsettling for the USA as a nation,
because on top of all the above the USA now experiences it’s Pluto’s return – something which only happens every 248 years !
Amongst the many old nations of the earth, the USA is the teenager; and despite its ungovernable energy it will be forced to look into the mirror and face the issues it deflected until now.
At times of the aftermath of WW2 its youthful fantasy in combination with its multiculturalism made the “American dream” so appealing, but unfortunately those trades currently are destroyed by it being torn apart from within.
Without self-reflection that turmoil may develop into a hurricane;
and since the next 4 years (regardless of who is in office) are a time of greatest political transformation, I would like to address just one root-cause in dire need of change:
If you look at two party systems around the world it turns out that all of them were created by British, Spanish, or Portuguese Empires, and most of them were part of the British Commonwealth at one point. So why were 2-party systems created?
Look at the pinball where the ball is locked into a catch-22-situation.
As long as folks in colonialised countries fought against each other, it was guaranteed that they would not fight back against their oppressor.
This is a thousand of years old principle of “divide and rule“, which the ancient Romans already knew as “divide et impera“.
You can see this in prisons of lesser developed countries in which the guards instigate fights amongst prisoners in order to deflect from being attacked themselves.
You also can observe this in kids which were raised by simple-minded dominant parents to only think in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’. Those kids don’t rebel against their parents but fight aggressively against those who were declared to be “bad”, because this way the kids can release their suppressed anger whilst being lauded by their oppressor. (As also seen in the Stockholm-syndrome.)
Flaws of two-party-systems
This actually applies to a bunch of nations,
but let’s stay focussed on the US-electoral college:
Of all 45, 11.11 % of all US-elections were unjust due to the faulty electoral college:
Those 5 people became president despite actually having lost:
- John Quincy Adams, who lost by 44,804 votes to Andrew Jackson in 1824.
- Rutherford B. Hayes, who lost by 264,292 votes to Samuel J. Tilden in 1876.
- Benjamin Harrison, who lost by 95,713 votes to Grover Cleveland in 1888.
- George W. Bush, who lost by 543,816 votes to Al Gore in the 2000 election.
- Donald J. Trump, who lost by 2.9 million votes to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election
(he won due to 10 Wisconsin votes only !)
And also 28.88% (13 presidents) were voted by the largest minority only
(meaning that the winning candidates did receive less than 50% of the popular votes). Together this renders half of all US-elections not truly democratic !
The US-election is become a total perverted race of hammering slogans into the brains of the simple masses; and in Europe since 50 years is taught in elementary school already to be a “Mickey-mouse-election”.
The large presidential race did cost $6.5 BILLION -a sum which could feed all starving humans in the world for 3 weeks (or set up systems for all of them to help themselves) !
USAmericans got tired of their money, emotions and life-energy wasted on brainwashing slogans
This means that Trump in fact was only elected by less than 27% of the US-population; and due to the overbearing behaviour of the USA, the entire world has to bear the consequences.
Why the 2-party-system won’t ever allow for any differentiated third opinion
Both parties in power won’t ever have an interest to share it with (literal) third parties;
and each time, voters don’t dare to vote for any one else, because they want to bundle all votes they can get to oppose their political enemy.
It’s rings like an echo to hear involved people say
“… but this time, you must vote, because this election is very important!”
Neoliberalism was the trojan horse which broke the back of integrity
At the dusk of last millennium globalisation was sold to us under the pretence of multicultural interactions and world-peace. Yet it merely served neoliberalism and its agenda to further the greed of the few rich – at the expense of the poor masses.
Since war-mongering and aggressive catering to lobbyists became the ‘new normal’, mainstream progressives just turned out as the same evil as their political enemy. This (apart from Trump’s Cambridge Analytica scam) made people not want to vote for Hillary Clinton anyore.
This is something, the current politicial landscape has not learned: They still feel obliged to cater to an obsolete slickness of the 50s at the expense of their authenticity.
A political system, which only can be won with
mbillions, inevitably does breed an old boys network. Examples in reverse chronological order are:
- Obama whilst having been an eloquent and intelligent speaker was a mainstreamer who set up a Wall-street-administration,
- Presidental candidates were Clinton, Bush, Clinton, Bush – and even worse:
- In 2004, the only a choice was between either John Kerry or George Bush,
who both were members of the same tiny 800 member elite organisation called Scull and Bones.
Coincidences? I think not. Hence, after decades of a charade, even the most down-to-earth-voters became suspicious of the obviously rigged game.
Before you read on keep in mind that I neither am out to attack the politial left nor right, but that my concern is more about the destructive pattern of black&white-thinking.
Because simple people couldn’t pinpoint their finger upon the complex behind-the-scences-games, Trump’s strategy worked, which according to his own words is:
“I love pitting people against each other. My whole life is based on that.
It brings out the best in people and the worst in people.
If the worst comes out, you don’t want them working for you.“
That is a clear example of the above mentioned “divide and rule”-principle.
The USA already is so conditioned to only think in terms of blue and red, bad and evil, being ‘with us’ or ‘against us’ that voters who as consumers already are trained to run like bulldogs after any bone which is thrown at them; are quick to swallow any division – whether those are immigrants, China, “fake-news” or “the leftists”.
The main agenda in immature politics is to divert from own flaws by blame-shifting and hammering that so ruthless repeatedly into simpleton’s minds; that by the time intelligent people debunked Trump’s many absurd conspiracy theories, he already moved on without having the dignity to be held responsible for his countless lies.
But let’s not focus on his flaws and instead take an example where he actually justified: when he attacked the privately owned federal reserve bank:
Ironically here lies the proof that he himself actually is powerless against big money, because all they had to do a month later was to bare their teeth by considering to raise the interest rates, and his loudmouth fizzled out like his wall and many other promises.
(This also is a good example to show you how behind-the-scenes-politics is hidden in plain sight.)
The worst damage, however, Trump does to the world is not on a political scale but by lowering the standards of acceptable behavior and integrity so far below the belt that it seems now to be socially acceptable to spurt out the most nonsensical distrust in the most aggressive way on all social networks.
You may have observed this negative development in the increasingly aggressive atmosphere where his minority smashes any subtle discussion into pieces.
Psychologically this creates the same effect as allowing infants to throw a tantrum whenever they want; and it can only be hoped that the average person is able to distinguish those few loud shouters from a true representation of public opinion.
He therewith saws a seed for a longterm civil war in the USA – all only to further his own egotistical short-term gain of holding ‘the big-daddy-crown’ for 4 more years.
He is not even a true conservative who sincerely is concerned about the sustainable well-beeing of his country. Vice versa: his lack of diplomacy rather tainted the reputation of the USA for a long time.
To US-nationalists, ‘putting America first’ may be a short-term gain; but instead of rising into a benevolent leadership to support the world, even in corona-times which would need universal solidarity, he destroys diplomatic solutions his predecessor build in hard work; and burns bridges to nations who in the long run may not feel obliged to be faithful allies to the US anymore.
Because the magic belief in the USA already faded throughout the last decades, it would be adviced for US-citicens to sensitize themselves to a tactful and respectful interaction with the rest of the world, before the world turns their back on the States.
And here comes the coronavirus as the possibility for change:
Trump, just like the Chinese government, brought on much of the corona-disaster by his long denial; and the next presidential term (whether it is him or Biden) will be overshadowed by having to pick up the pieces of that mess: an economy which will take an entire term to recover. Plus, (since Biden has the slick qualities of the ones I criticised above), he won’t bring forth any profound changes anyway,
so – yet again – it is just the question of ‘the lesser evil‘.
Therefore in the US-history now is the unique chance of focussing on the issues instead of on trying to defeat the least liked.
Defeating the enemy according to the law of attraction (LOA) does not work, because reality is manifested by the energy people’s thoughts give to a person – whether they are positive or negative about someone.
(That’s why narcisists even love being hated – it’s all about the attention.)
The last example of a failed LOA was George Bush, who despite having lied to the world about “weapons of mass-destructions”, was voted for a second time, because everyone was voting for or against Bush in the elections, but few only cared about John Kerry.
The problem why the USA since decades had no sensible candidate anymore is because characters with an authentic agendas were tainted with smear-campaigns – another reason to snap out of the dualism of all-good vs all-bad.
(Most movies are set up in a way that “the good ones” fight against “the bad” forces.)
Fortunately politicians of integrity – even if rare – do exist in both political parties. Now imagine two charismatic people of integrity going to candidate for the third and fourth party, such as the
|Party||Ideology||Founded||Best result in a presidential race|
|Green Party||Green Politics||2001||2.7%|
If for example Clint Eastwood and green Al Gore would build an unusual “3rd-party-alliance” and respectively run for Libertarians and Greens at the same time;
voters left and right would just walk out on the mainstream en masse.
The Libertarian party and the Green party together could set a unique sign that another elecoral college is urgently needed.
In Germany for example there is a mix of a pure percentage vote and one which allowes representatives to be voted directly into the German parliament.
This allows for smaller new parties to emerge and keeps the political landscape dynamic.
Now your choices are:
- If you are a Republican
- and a hardcore Trump-fan nothing will change your mind anyway,
(I actualy would be surprised if you made it this far into this article ;-)
- but if you are unhappy about Trump, reclaim true conservative values:
the Libertarian Party is what gives your voice an option to be heared
- and a hardcore Trump-fan nothing will change your mind anyway,
- If you are left-leaning, reflect upon whether you want to be sucked into the dualism of left vs right or whether your axis of issues lies elsewhere.
- Sanders-fans for example, who are neither happy with Biden nor Trump may choose the Green party as an alternative.
And then, there also are a whole bunch of other parties I didn’t even mention here.
Whilst it does matter who will be the next president, a change in the electoral system is much more important, because it will shape the future of the USA for a century!
This is how a two concerened people solve this issue: One Libertarian …