Like the others I see here have posted, I believe this is pretty accurate. I also think that it is something that will not be changed easily or quickly, and that we cannot simply "vote this problem away." That being said, I do think that voting is important, because even if both political parties are at least somewhat beholden to their wealthy masters, I do think that one of those parties is maybe a little less so and every once in a while somebody special comes along that can change things. If you go by the philosophy that both parties are the different sides of the same coin, and use that as an excuse not to vote, you will definitely never see change. Our elections are decided by approximately 25%-30%, or less of the eligible voting population and that makes it easy for them to put their puppets in place. If all, or most of our eligible voting population would actually vote, I believe we could make substantial changes. The people would have the power over the moneyed population.
...it pretty accurately describes ‘why’ many can’t see it.. But we’re #1 - We’re #1! ...aren’t we..? Aren’t we what every other nation wants to be? Aren’t they all jealous of us - of our Freedoms! Haven’t we been Blessed from above by The Almighty?! Aren’t others risking their lives daily to get into Our Country? Don’t we have the most powerful Military in Earth's History?! Again - are we not the envy of All?!
...if not - we’ll show You!
..so ashamed… Could have been so much more.. Back in the 80’s ‘I’d suggested’ we learn to live with less, and with that, would likely sustain ourselves for perpetuity ‘just a little bit above the rest.’ We even had a president suggesting the same, he lasted one term … and it’s been a race to the bottom ever since. When your college educated youth can recite the entry requirements to ten different nations - your nation is fucked up