One of the signs that the Democrat political machine in America is running out of palatable ideas is the fact that they have resorted to using democracy itself as the MacGuffin for the 2022 Midterms. Despite positive responses in a focus group setting, taking this approach is not ideal. They are, in essence, ceding the opportunity to run on substantive issues while telling voters that for democracy to continue, they only have one choice.
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner.
America is a Constitutional Republic.
The Founding Fathers were flawed but also geniuses.
The US Constitution and Bill of Rights are probably the most important documents ever created by humans. I'm not American, but I would happily die for those ideals.
Guess I need to watch Escape from New York!
"a copy of Bandstand Boogie by Barry Manilow"
Oh, for the love of all that is good and right with the world, please NO!!!
Please listen to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR1WPkLnnZo
Meanwhile, great observations. Thanks for passing them along.
This is the way globalist/EU-friendly parties have played on the various peoples' ingrained fear of the ghost of "fascism" the last 20+ years.
Every vote for anything but more of the same crap that's lead us here is "a threat to democracy".
I recognise the rethoric: people vote "the wrong way" so we must outlaw all other options than the Right Way.
And burn all the wrong books. Ban all the wrong art. Re-educate all the wrong people.
The muffled thud of the airtight door to the gaschambers this logic always leads to echoes to our time, and its the purported "Democrats" of all western nations that are - just as then - creating the fertile soil for the flower of fascism to grow fat and bloom from the corruption born of making power and greed the only ethical metrics allowed.
The US's normie voters are a frustrating bunch. They're tribal more than anything else and that includes the nominally independent "swing vote". The left is a complete write-off. They're steeped in angry, paranoid stupidity.
I do see a conservative awakening of sorts and conservatives have proved willing to punish treacherous Republicans at the polls, but I don't think that's enough. What's needed is the capacity for a general strike, including support for families that are directly affected by the concomitant loss of work.
I thought Snake would be taller.