I think we can all agree America is… poitically broken. Congress is considered bought and paid for as just another business expense, the democrats are… only marginally less insane than the republicans, who at this point are all but blatantly trumpeting being bigoted assholes.
Then you have gerrymandering, douchbags in local offices, and so on and so on with all the things people normally bitch about.
I don’t want a bandaid. I don’t want ‘oh if this one thing were fixed we would all be farting rainbows and sunshine.’
How do we dig ourselves out of this mess without hitting the ‘bloody revolution that will get attacked and discredited to the point of going nowhere without lots of people dying’ button? Occupy did… nothing. Bernie I think is a modern edition of Carter (Nice guy that will get torn to shreds because nobody wants to back his play politically.)
Given it takes congress to vote on things and congress is not going to limit its own power with term limits or anti lobbying laws… How do we get things to change so that your average suburbanite that’s overworked, underpaid, and is afraid of rocking the boat for fear of losing what little they have, can either contribute or at least agree with enough to not act dismissive?
This country is not one I want my niece to grow up in, nor was it the one I was raised to believe it is. I want to change that but I don’t have the faintest clue how.