For the last few months we have listened to the argument that the African American Community has been fooled for voting for the Democratic Party which has failed to represent them properly and advance their cause.
Now, I will not argue balls and strikes, because our world is too politicized to make a clear argument, but I will address this concern by posting a concern that I have seen myself. I asked an Anglo Friend of mines:
“What has the Republican Party done to advance your cause?”
As I look at the mass volume of those who seem aligned with Donald Trump, I wonder if the same argument posed to the African American Community could be posed to the Anglo Community which continues to struggle and are statistically not advancing along with the identified African American Community.
When you consider the dis-appearing Middle Class and the widening Wealth Gap, one must not think in black and white, but in Charts and Graphs. People!!!! We just left the worst recession ever!!!! We were all suffering greatly!!!!! Not just African Americans, but Anglo Americans and Mexican Americans…… We must see that the division in class is what is at stake, and the racial dialogue being spewed is a distraction to keep the masses from seeing the invisible hand of the Wealth Party (The Elite 1% who own the Majority of the Wealth) who continue to distract all voters into voting for that which does not represent them and continue to aide them in protecting their wealth with the illusion of distributing it to others.
Americans have become very lazy in their voting habits. We are clueless, in part, because of the media, which has stopped reporting facts, and generate stories around partial truths and sometimes, speculate what truth is on non truths! Our candidates are known in part for their commercials and are under-girded by the powerful winds of “Liberal Media” and “Conservative Media.”
Having said this, Americans are further loyal to the news outlet that supports the delusions of their party, and the candidate they are backing. It is totally ignorant that truth can come out about a candidate and be spun 50 million ways or not addressed at all. Candidates are less likely to face their failures, because they are aware that the viewing public shifts when the Media changes the story line. Their favorite anchor changes the dialogue with the change of the teleprompter, choosing to highlight insignificant items rather than sticking with the issues. How can one believe they have truth when they know the station they tune into is owned by a Specific party?
Worse, how can we believe our congressmen and congresswomen are representing us properly when we know they all get money from Super-Pacs (which are really the people controlling our Congress).
The dominance and loyalty to the original parties have placed a monopoly on the White House. The chances of a Non-Republican or Non-Democrat being in office are slim to none, mainly due to loyalty to brand and furthermore, the money needed to campaign in an era where marketing is more important than the message. This election has shown that any Press is good Press! This is shameful and must change!
In this, I believe that we all must be open to switching parties. The ignorance of declaring yourself to be a Republican or Democrat has been highlighted in this race, where Donald Trump, a man who has been identified as a Democrat has one the party nomination and despite his stances and embarrassing ways has been backed by those who despise him, all while telling the American Public to vote for him because he is a Republican and you are a Republican!
It’s time for a change people!!!! Our democracy has become Reality TV. What was once respected is now a joke!