The world is not happy today, many countries are seeing right wingers come out of their hiding places and become political powers. America is having to deal with people being voted into power who are fascist’s and don’t believe in democracy. Of course if you think about it, America hasn’t been a democratic country for many years. It’s been kidding itself that it’s a democracy, when in reality it’s corporations and money that have been running the United States for years.
The electoral college is a joke in this day and age; to think that you can get the majority vote and still lose in an election is absurd. The political system was designed to replace a monarchy in the 1700’s.
So many Americans today realise the American dream is not a reality and in fact the American experiment has failed. I say this because it’s the only western country that doesn’t provide free healthcare and there is no safety net. The tent cities that can be found on the sidewalk in Los Angeles are proof of the failure. What do the politicians do?
They blame, immigrants, gay, trans, people of color, anybody who is part of a minority group, to deflect from the truth that the systems of society are broken.
The income inequality has also grown, and what are the people in charge doing? Nothing! The media don’t cover this because they are too busy making money from advertising. MAGA people are hurting and feel they should get back to a better time that only ever existed on tv shows. They are not aware the party they support wants them to stay ignorant so they can continue to make money off their backs, and the politicians make sure to blame them, the other people, it’s their fault you have it hard.
At this moment in the United States you have one choice if you believe in democracy, and that is to vote democrat. If not , you are voting for a theocracy which will take away your rights in front of you, in the name of freedom. The system is against you and needs to change. The future cannot be dealt with if we are still thinking like a society that was created in the late 1700’s.
The future of work is changing, kickstarted due to the pandemic. It took that to make companies realise that some employees can work from home. Now we need to deal with the political system, the financial system, the welfare system, universal basic income, and climate crisis.
In order to make the changes to attack these things, the current way isn’t going to cut it. People see it getting worse and so they get angry. I don’t blame them but how angry are they going to get before we see change, if ever.
With most of this, I have been referring to the United States, but it’s a global issue. The world supply chain was impacted by the pandemic, and now food security is being impacted by the war in Ukraine. It’s been great to have a global system making us feel like the world is connected, but who is in charge of that connection?
We the people are told where to shop, what to buy, what’s trendy; are we really free and in charge of anything?
At least in China the people know they are not free and understand the limits. In the United States I think people still believe they are free. At least for now they can still vote, although that may change very soon.