CHANGE! That magical word that can deliver votes. Every American wants and sometimes demands change……but are they capable of change? Or is it just a political slogan to win over the population?
This has been a post in the making….I started with the opening statement and weeks later I am still trying to put it together…….
Americans say they are looking for change……most are not….what they are looking for is their party or candidate or whatever to be elected. To change Washington you would have to change the system…….ALL candidates are funded by special interests and they fund the candidates to get what they want….and they want things to remain the same…..they have a free run of DC they will NOT give that prestige up for any reason or than to be forced and I mean FORCED to relinquish their stranglehold on politics….and that my friend will never happen….not with the Dems or the GOP or the Tea Party or whatever little group one belongs.
Congress approval rating is at 13%, the lowest point in history and yet this rating does nothing to change their thinking and their policies……..the voter’s concerns means nothing to these people. In a recent survey 72% of this polled say that elected officials do not deserve to be re-elected and yet they are almost every time.
Do Americans really want change?
The reps will offer up reform and reform is NOT change. Reform is something done to appear to be concerned and changeable but in reality all it is is a feel good situation that gives the illusion of change. With reform the underlying problems will remain just out of sight.
Sorry to say but voting is another feel good situation for the people….they are not in control of the process…..they get to vote on a person chosen for them…..and that sounds a lot like the old USSR where voters got to vote yes or no on a candidate…..ours is a bit more sophisticated but it is basically a yes or no vote.
Another problem is the people accept the reform as change…either they are ignorant or they are just naive…….there has never been real change…..a butt load of reforms but change has been elusive.
Personally I do not believe that there will be substantial change in my lifetime…..and that brings me to a quote I have in the back of my old radical brain….”There is NO solution….but revolution”. Now the word revolution will make a lot of my readers shudder……remember though there are many ways to have a revolution and NOT all involve a bang bang shoot’m up………
If you are NOT willing to make change….then please stop using the term…..for so far all it is is a political campaign prop. And a real cute bumper sticker.