Years ago I was asked what it would take to awaken the American public and turn this mess around?
I won’t bother with the answer but let us just say the scenario I explained wasn’t good.
Yet as I watch, listen and read over the last six months my mind has changed.
The American “public” isn’t interested in an awakening.
Using verbiage familiar to the “public” these United States are broken into three groups.
Republicans, Democrats and Independents.
The mantra of most voting Republicans is less taxes, less government, basically leave them alone unless abortion is discussed which breaks the Republican voters into smaller groups who will never agree and continue to lose elections (See Alaska, Palin and Begich collectively with enough votes but lost to a Democrat because they couldn’t coalesce around one candidate).
The mantra of most voting Democrats is more taxes for anyone making more money than they are, more government unless the border is the issue, basically leave them alone regardless of their behavior but want the government to hunt all Republicans.
Most Independents don’t have a mantra as they willingly voted for Bush (twice) Obama (twice) then switched to Trump before supposedly going with Biden. They say things like I don’t trust most of government or don’t listen when their doctor tells them they need to change their eating habits, then line up masked to get vaxxed and boosted. They say they support law enforcement and then fly Black Lives Matter flags (The same BLM who is now suing each other to see who will receive all the white guilt cash) while agreeing with the lie that cops are murdering “young black men every day”.
Independents have stated for decades they don’t have time to vote, as they watch on average 4-5 hours of television a night, or my favorite “what does it matter?”
Too many Republicans cannot explain a Constitutional Republic, have no idea who Adam Smith or James Madison were and have only heard of Alexander Hamilton because of a play.
Most Democrats cannot explain Democracy (the ones who can don’t want it as they don’t care how election results happen as long as they win, see Alaska, Peltola elected to the House of Representatives having garnered only 40% of the vote) have no idea who Socrates or Plato were and actually believe Alexander Hamilton was black because of a play.
Most Independents won’t read this far.
Too many Republicans are screaming about “inflation” and blaming Jerome Powell while supporting Trump when it was Trump who put Powell in the Chair and tweeted the man into submission when Powell tried to raise rates during The Donald’s tenure.
Most Democrats are screaming about inflation while cheering more government debt spending, the raising of taxes and blaming Powell when it was the Greenspan/Bernanke/Yellen trifecta under Clinton/Bush/Obama who put us in this mess.
To add fuel to the fire Janet Yellen, who self-admittedly has missed every major “crisis” while in office, is currently in charge of the United States Treasury.
Most Independents are thrilled AM/PM started to take credit cards.
What about you Jason?
What are you?
I am an AMERICAN.
An AMERICAN wouldn’t have to ask.