I have actually never voted in an American election, whether it be local, state, or national. I am not even registered to vote, but this is not stopping me from commenting on the state of American democracy and the 2012 elections.
Democrats and Republicans: Two ‘different’ parties with essentially the same fundamental principles and entities – corporate America, Wall Street, and the Military Industrial Complex – which make them tick. It does not take a rocket scientist to see that these parties have driven the US into the ground. I have thought for some time that American politics needs a jolt of new blood. Americans could use a third-party.
So why not vote for the Green Party in the 2012 elections? The Green Party is not dependent on donations from corporations, nor are they seeking to expand the wars around the world which are bogging the US. The Green Party candidate for President, Jill Stein, says the American people deserve ‘real public servants who listen to the people – not to the corporate lobbyists that funnel campaign checks into the big war chests’.
President Obama or Governor Romney have never said anything that is this refreshing.
If Americans are to experience real change – the change they seek and desperately need – they have to do the unthinkable and vote for a party with an entirely different platform.
To see a brighter day, you should choose a new captain and avoid the people who drove you into the storm.