These pawns will continue to elect Wall Street friendly pols, and anybody who thinks the Democratic Party isn't beholden to Wall Street is fooling themself. Matt Taibbi has published many article about Obama's endless connections and ties. And the biggest Dem donors, like a Bill Gates, have sent as many jobs overseas as any crooked Republican fatcat.
Yes, I was referring to the Democrats as the "right-moderate poolitical machine," which is how they appear to me as an outside observer, and which I must not have conveyed. Certainly, they are as guilty as the Republican machine - maybe more, because they pretend to be something they're not. What is weird to me, too, as an outside observer, is the way in which politics here is framed as a Puritan morality play. In most other countries, politics is seen as a dirty but necessary business. If compromise is required, as it always is in parliamentary systems, it isn't the end of the world. Here, compromise is treated like an evil: "We're all going to go over the cliff! Aaaah!" People believe
in their side of the phony divide with abject sincerity and conviction.
Americans tell me that they see
what I'm describing, but they've become too cynical to care. Most, as we know, don't even bother to vote. Sadly, turn-out for local elections, which have the most direct effect on our lives, are minimal. Cynicism, however, takes the place of action, whatever our beliefs.