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Let me finally set the record straight.
The reason I wasn't upset that the Republicans won the House was simply because I knew that if they did, they would put a stop to the crazy out-of-control spending and bank bailouts that the government has been rubber-stamping in the past two years. That was all. We need someone to stop the spending and higher taxation that is threatening to undermine the country and leave my daughter and my grandchildren (I can dream) with a huge insurmountable debt. It doesn't matter if Bush started it and Obama inherited it. Obama continued the spending. He pushed through a health care bill that has no stipulations for complementary health care and that will also curb/ban our use of supplements. Why would I want to support that? Why would I want to support a bill that will force me to buy health care when I am struggling to make ends meet? What will the government force me to do next? Mandatory vaccinations or imprisonment? Bring a country to its knees financially, and legislation is a lot easier to pass . While hungry people are busy foraging for food in trash bins, the government can do what they will. I have lived in the UK, I have been through the NHS system. It is not the utopian vision that Michael Moore painted. It's botched surgeries and waiting for six months or more for chemotherapy and major surgery. There is absolutely no dental care to speak of. People take their teeth out with pliers if the pain gets very bad. And more than not, it is also thousands of misdiagnosed cases. The local GPs are schooled in how to tend to complaints and not pass them on to a second opinion or specialist. This is what is in wait for the good old US of A. Better than nothing? Yes. But not utopia. Not by a long shot.
What is most disturbing to me is how the lines have been drawn so firmly in the sand in the United States. Well-educated, intelligent, watch Jon Stewart? Democrat! Chew tobacco, believe in Armageddon and drive a truck? Republican! Organic food? Democrat! Guns? Republican! Racist? Republican! Non-Racist? Democrat! If you eat organic food, enjoy Jon Stewart supported Obama and believe in the right to bear arms to protect you and your family...where does that put you? What happens if you are a Republican and a member of a minority? Uncle Tom! La Malinche! Sell-out! Never mind that a record number of minority leaders won in this past election and none of the winners were on the Democratic ticket. And the Tea Party? Just say the words and run for your life if you are in a Blue state...you are immediately labeled an "ignorant cretin". What I liked about the Tea Party was that it proved to me that a grassroots movement could take hold in America. Whether you agree with the Tea Party politicos, or not, it proved to me that not all of America is sleeping, eating pizza and watching "The Jersey Shore." ( Although most Democrats would say that the Tea Party members probably protested and then went home to do the above anyway. )
One of the main gripes of the conservative movement in the United States is that it seems that the US is leaning more toward a socialist/progressive agenda. The current administration believes in big government, handouts, bailouts (all socialist leaning programs) ... but to whom? To the big fat cats--bankers, Big Pharma, corporations. "What? What did you say?" What's wrong with this picture? Exactly. But wait, you say, George Bush did the same thing. He favored the wealthy and corporations. Exactly.
Does anyone notice that one party, two party, red party, blue party....same party?
What I was not able to say in that conversation I mentioned above, was this...red state or blue state, neither party rules America. America is run by a small group of bankers and members of the corporate elite. Many of them aren't even in America anyway. We really only have one political party. One. There is a glimmer of hope and more and more "non-career politicos" are joining the fray. I know of two non-corrupt politicians who are attempting to forge new roads and that is Ron Paul and his son Rand Paul. They are not afraid to speak out for truth. But they are in the minority.
So why vote if things are controlled by the elite? We vote because must see the old paradigm to its end and with that, will come new people to bring new life into a world that is changing very quickly. There are wars and rumours of new wars. Anytime there is a tanking of the economy, a new war is usually used as a distraction. Stay tuned for that. With the hawkish Republicans in office, the Democrats can now court a conflict, lay it in the House and then blame the Republicans when we march more troops into the "next conflict". "It was the war-mongering GOP that got us in this mess." And the GOP certainly like a good old war. The only thing is that the GOP and the Dems are the same party. America has one up on the Cameron-Clegg duet as America has been a Coalition government for decades.
The people who really run this country want Americans to fight among each other. The louder the bickering, the better. Protests, violence? Fantastic, they think. That way while Americans are busy hurling invectives at each other, they can simply use this as an excuse to exercise even more control over the people. It's a tactic that has been used for centuries. Divide a nation and you can conquer it.
Yes, the Republicans won the House and the Democrats still control the Senate. But who controls them?
Do the research...and until more people stop fighting long enough to know the truth, the truth about themselves and the power they truly hold outside of politics and division, no one will ever be set free. Scream all you want that the Tea Party is crazy and the Republicans are racist and that the Democrats are radical leftist socialists and no one will ever, ever win.
Except for the power elite.