America's political history features the progression of a multi-party system transforming into a two-major-party system, and in turn, transforming into a one-party system disguised -- thus far -- as a two-party system.
The one-party system now actually running America is the Wall Street and Affiliates Gang (WSAG), not to be confused with the good people actually on the street which also accommodates the balconied fortresses wherein our masters moil away at stealing the last nickel of the American dream while dispatching instructions to all three branches of the U.S. government.
The current don of WSAG now happens to be the Capo of Goldman Sachs, affectionately referred to as Giapetto by his consigliore. But that crown passes around to whomever in the Gang at the time proves most effective at directing its own enrichment as well as the support functions performed by the governments of the United States and much of the "Free World" and its captive nations.
Such direction embraces a variety of endeavors, ranging from banking deregulation and tax reduction, the weapons development and procurement budgets, the selection of the next nation to benefit from our "Spreading-Democracy" and "Freedom's-On-the-March" initiatives, coupled with executive assistance in managing such nation's natural resources. Then there's the selection of the stars for the quadrennial "So You Want to be a President" contest, etc, etc, etc.
Regardless of the current "ruckus" on the street at Wall Street, the mass of the great American electorate has no blithering idea it has lost control of its government beyond any choice of its own, with often one half of those eligible not giving a rat's ass or bothering to vote. The remainder are further divided into four groups: the immovably partisan Republicans and the implacably partisan Democrats, neither of these two caring if it were Al Capone running against Mother Teresa aside from their partisan affiliation. And then there are the fierce Independents who still believe there still is a difference between the major candidates or who will cast their idealism for a guy in bib overalls from Tippo, Mississippi. And finally, there are those of the "lesser-evil" fantasy, perhaps smart enough to "know" one of the majors will win, and thereby concluding that the least-worst major candidate must be endorsed. This, let's face it, dimwitted mentality has it that if Stalin were to run against Hitler, one of those must get the vote to save the republic from the other.
The 2012 fiasco-to-be is not to be described so much as a contest of evil vs. lesser-evil, but rather as a choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, with both of the Tweedles being financed by the Wall St. and Affiliates Gang, and with either outcome providing a government quite amenable to its don and consigliere.
So yes, goodbye America" unless somehow, someway, by divine intervention, by a miraculous eruption of mass intelligence, by a serendipitous awareness finally of the genuine best interests of the individual voter, by whatever stretch of the imagination conceivable, America would finally realize there are only two decent real choices: one being -- as none but the intellectually challenged can deny -- to support, as for the past eleven years, the selfsame leadership that both of the major parties with their ungodly perpetual wars and domestic treachery have visited upon us -- one with a sneer, the other with chin high and finger raised, but each without difference other than for style points, and never a single indictment for high crimes and misdemeanors. Regardless of currently major-party pretensions, this status quo will destroy America, with only a question of the timing.
On to the second choice: Do something different than what got us into this treachery and disgrace. (Something different! Wow! Could you believe that!) There are two ways to do this: one is revolution. The other is to listen to such as the Wall Streeters, not the ones in the fortresses, but the ones on the street. I hear, however muted by the media, a scream of decent voice, a plea for more fair, kinder if you will, persuasion in the conduct of this once world's oldest democracy now corrupted by self-interest and madness. No, my partisan apparatchiks, not "just another futile third-party bound to fail," but a different means, an honest voice, one that honest ears cannot fail to heed, that will give us a chance finally at decent government and give humanity a chance of survival without perpetual wars for resources, military basing and treacherous domination. Perhaps the People's Party, or the Decency Party; in any event, a valid choice away from the current two corrupted clones of each other.
So, the only two ways to decent survival: a New Voice or Revolution?
I vote for the first. Tell us which you like.