I have been writing about American politics almost as long as I have been writing on international stuff and all that time I have not seen the level of apathy from the American voter as we are witnessing these days.
Did you know in 2014 that only 36% of the registered voters exercised their right? That my friends is an abysmal fact.
So is the social contract nearing an end?
But first do you know what is meant by the social contract?
In case you are not clear…..I will give the simplest definition I could think of on the spot……A usually implicit agreement among the members of an organized society or between the governed and the government defining and limiting the rights and duties of each.
This country has lost its national identity….we are nothing than a collection of people that sees ‘enemies’ at every turn…..even to our neighbors who we cherish in the good times and belittle if they run into problems and needs government assistance….then our neighbors are “freeloaders”.
That is NOT what this country is suppose to be……this country has gone from a country of Americans…….. it has become “us against them” attitude….even when it involves our neighbors…..some have the idea that the American Dream is only for people that agree with their convoluted idea of what this country is all about……
If the trend continues we will be lucky to get 30% of the voting population to show up….and then any unity this country has had will be gone.
Americans need to stop worshiping at the heels of morons! If they cannot find a way to regain the national unity we once had as a country then Ben Franklin’s cartoon becomes more profound than it was in his day……
If we want to retain what little democratic traditions we have left then it is time to put all this infantile bickering behind us….if we cannot then kiss this country GOOD-BYE!
Knee-jerk reactions and comments is helping NO one….especially the psyche of the nation. We have become a nation of knee-jerk reactions and look how successful we have become at alienating the citizens of our nation.
Think about that while pointing your finger at your neighbor for whatever reason. Without national unity we got NOTHING!
I hope you people are pleased with yourselves! This nation is losing the fight with apathy
I think it is a national embarrassment.