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Thread #133576   Message #3036476
Posted By: Little Hawk
20-Nov-10 - 01:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
Subject: RE: BS: Should Obama Run in '12???
The sad thing is, Bobert, I have completely lost faith in all the existing political parties. I've even lost faith in the very concept of having political parties at all, because they aid and abett the centralization and perpetuation of the worst political corruption.

It's the same problem in Canada and the UK as it is in the USA...all the main political parties have long ago sold out to the lobbying of the corporates, the banks, and the military...so no matter who the public elects, the basic system doesn't really change (except it gets slowly worse) and the public gets robbed.

It's not just a USA problem, it's happening elsewhere too. It's more primitive and extreme in the USA, due to your having only 2 viable parties and elections which are incredibly costly and take almost forever....! But Canada and the UK are similarly compromised. People in the UK elected Labour when they elected Tony Blair, and they thought they would get a progressive "liberal" government that would help the common man and stay out of America's wars. BOY, were they ever wrong!!! The way Labour acted once in power, you could have sworn they were Maggie Thatcher's party (Conservatives).

That's what happens. Conservatives vote for the Right and they get fascist corporates who make no apology for their ruthlessness, and they get robbed. They vote for the Left and they get fascist corporates masquerading as nice guy liberals...and they still get robbed. Either way, they get robbed.

And that's why I've lost all faith in the party system in the English-speaking countries. It's not real anymore, it's a charade...in my opinion. To vote for the lesser of 2 evils is just not good enough if you want to have a viable society with some kind of good future.