Everyone is ready to return to normal. Is that a possibility? I look at my Instagram and it’s riddled with toilet paper, Lysol, isolation and political memes over the last couple months. There’s a few here and there of various topics. But this has been our lives for a bit now and kinda hard to forget that. Not to mention life has been put on hold.
Do we really want to go backwards? To unsee what we now see? There’s a lot more going on in addition to Covid19. I was really hoping our two parties would come together and work in the best interest of the people. No such luck. What I have seen is a power struggle and a play for power. The corruption that I always knew was there has become transparent. What I can’t understand is how so many cannot see the power play that has been happening before our eyes.
I do not prefer any political party. I vote for who I believe will do the best job. I have done so since I was first able to vote. Unfortunately with the two main parties wanting credit for anything that seems to be useful to their agendas it’s always going and always has been a power struggle between them. I guess it was too much to hope for that they’d put that aside during a crisis. Maybe I’m more of an idealist? Or maybe I was.
Having two main competing parties. They call it checks and balances. I call it a power struggle. The system itself is corrupt. It’s a “I’ll scratch your back and you scratch mine” system. Who’s benefiting by that? Not the people. That’s between political officials and corporations. We are just the dupes that are stuck in the middle and used to get votes. So, what do we do? What can we do? I’ll tell you one thing. Fight for term limits. That’s a start. Too many elected officials getting rich holding positions that across the board ONLY averages $175,000-$200,000 annually. I know it’s comforting to re-elect those who have seemingly done a good job. We gotta stop being afraid of change.
It’s time for everyone to stop holding their parties up on pedestals. We are fighting their battles. A group of people we elected to think of our best interest. They’ve always been divided and remain divided and we allow what we see to divide us. Neither party is pristine and I’ve yet to see a candidate or elected official that is either. We cannot afford to be naive any longer. Our freedoms are at risk.