Couple of months ago was election time in the US and everyone had to choose the team they would support. I’ve always found elections in general really interesting. How people, friends, family members just choose sides and could argue for hours which side is best. What if there is no best side? I followed the elections very closely and I found it fascinating how much of a popularity contest the whole elections and political process really is.
We, as people are generally not interested in certain policies, simply in the persona of the candidate. Donald Trump presented himself as not a part of the establishment – an outsider. This certainly won him a lot of supporters, that were fed up with the current system, that has done nothing for them. For most people it’s almost impossible to find any real differences between democrats and republicans. They all make deals behind closed doors, while we argue which side is best. When they are giving interviews on politically correct mainstream media shows, they pretend to be against each other, but in truth they serve the same masters.
How much does it cost to get in office?
Running a political campaign ain’t an easy thing, nor cheap. You gotta have a lot of sponsors and influential people behind you if you want to win. Do you really think that all those people won’t come for favours when a certain candidate wins an election?
In the last 18 years big companies have spent in total over $6,000,000,000 dollars in lobbying fees. Over $6,000,000,000 have entered the pockets of our “representative”. But the question is who do they really represent? Because it is certainly not us – the people. It is mostly big business corporations and certain influential groups.
The message I want to send is not one of apathy – the apathy comes from the politicians. They don’t care about us, they only care about their own interest. This is not a free market system. The bigger government you have, the bigger the corruption. We should not let ourselves be fooled by populists and liars that only want more for themselves and less for everybody else. And this is all in front of us – we just have to read the data.
The average American believes that the richest fifth own 59% of the wealth and the bottom 40% own 9%. The reality is strikingly different. The top 20% of US households own more than 84% of the wealth, and the bottom 40% combine for a paltry of 0,3%. The Economic Inequality is far worse than we think. Unless we do something now, it will only get worse from here and I don’t believe that the current system that we have in place is capable of dealing with this problem. It is only us – the people that can really make a difference.