As the American worker slides towards the third world level of income and respectability, how soon will it be until The United States experiences a second American revolution?
Our government is not representing its people. Turkey’s working class, and Brazil’s impoverished are revolting. The majority of the world’s people, the middle, and low middle income classes, are angry at their government.
In the United States, politicians have intentionally divided our nation. Continuing to keep us separate with labels, such as liberal and conservative, blue and red states, ensures government’s ability to control the populace.
Government officials continually display disdain for the country’s people. They consider us ignorant lemmings continually countermanding our needs and wants, and expect us to follow them as they lead us into a sea of despair.
This is the definition of ‘politician,’ and it is accurate and disturbing.
“n. One who occupies himself with polities; one who devotes himself to public affairs or to the promotion of the interests of a political party; one who is practically interested in politics; in a bad sense, one who concerns himself with public affairs not from patriotism or public spirit, but for his own profit or that of his friends, or of a clique or party.”
Our founding fathers never intended politicians to become ‘professional.’ Originally Congressmen and Senators were volunteer workers, often serving but a single term, and returning to their ‘honest’ professions.
Our aging and backward thinking government ignores the change that may bring down their ‘house of cards.’ The social media makes it nearly impossible for politicians to hide facts. Corruption and self-aggrandizement are continually exposed. As yet, action has not been forthcoming, but it’s only a matter of time.
The ‘Arab Spring,’ and the ‘Taksim Square’ protests spread through the use of Twitter. The people have found an instrument more powerful than the government’s propaganda machine; a more effective information gathering machine than the ultra-secret NSA programs.
A few days ago, when Congress’ approval rating dropped to 10 percent, I was not surprised. What did surprise me, is when I read that it was the lowest approval rating ever recorded for any entity. And 10 percent may be too high.
As I’ve said many times, the 112th Congress, which ended at the beginning of the year, was statistically the worst in history. Fewer bills were passed in the two year period than at any other time in history. The 113th Congress has its feet firmly on the ground, and that’s where they appear to be staying. They are doing less than their predecessor, and no one thought that was possible.
The United States has no leadership. We are a herd of sheep who follow Democrats or Republicans blindly, while they are destroying a once great nation. They have taken away our better jobs, and given them to citizens of other countries, so that corporations could increase profits. They refuse to pass legislation that is fair, necessary, and timely, based on how much money they receive from lobbyists, although much of the measures were supported by a vast majority of Americans.
It’s time for them to go. It’s time for the sheep to band together and tell Congress, “we’re not gonna take it anymore.” What more has to happen until the people of this country cease to close one eye and go on with their unfulfilling lives?
My grandfather always told me that if something was broken, fix it. He told me not to wait until the parts had rusted, and it couldn’t be repaired. Our government is broken, and rusted. When will Americans realize we need a second revolution, and how soon will it happen?
( Commentary: these are my opinions, and mine alone. No one is responsible for the content of this article other than the author.)
The Guardian Express