Does the following seem reasonable to you?
(1.) In the year 2000 we discovered to our horror that our country had been totally taken over by corporate fascism. This is a social/political Dictatorship of the Rich, basically identical to what Benito Mussolini had in Italy during WW2 and similar to the German Third Reich of Adolph Hitler.
(2.) This blind sided us beyond belief since many of us remember having conversations over the fence with our Republican neighbors or relatives, many of whom we constructively disagreed with; however, each of us was the "loyal opposition" to the other's political party because then America had a two party political system that at least marginally worked.
(3.) This was followed by stolen American elections in 2002 (mid terms) and the blatantly stolen presidential election in 2004. This isn't opinion since the international standard for stolen elections is a mathematical comparison between exit polls and recorded results and this test categorical proves that the year 2000, 2002, and 2004 elections were criminally stolen. Many states were also stolen by the Bush/fascists in 2006, but in spite of this, the Democratic Congress was reestablished in 2006 by a massive and expensive commitment of progressive Americans.
(4.) But then liberal Americans (i.e., the voters responsible for the 2006 Democratic "success") discovered to our furious disillusionment that this Democratic Congress is made up of wall to wall traitors and cowards. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed are virtual Republican moles and they dutifully bury any policies which have liberal/progressive values. The leading candidate of the DLC is the Hillary Clinton/Bush Doll who is a female clone of George W. Bush.
With a few tweaks, these 4 items exactly describe contemporary America. We lost a coup d'etat to fascists and religious fanatics who then stole election after election. We then turned to our "own" party, the Democratic Party, for help, but discovered that establishment politics is in reality a ONE party dem/pug system which slavishly answers ONLY to America's Dictatorship of the Rich -- also known as vampire elites who make up less than one percent of the entire American population (just as the international elites make up less than one percent of the entire human species).
Thus, the ultimate control center of America are astronomically rich people for whom political fascism is a "police force" to make sure the cattle (i.e., US!) stay in our pens.
An elaborately constructed scam of the elites is that we have a political system which at least to some degree (however small) offers the have not’s and middle and lower classes some political representation.
Alas, nothing could be further from the truth! Establishment politics is merely a bone the elites throw to us to gnaw on while we clean their commodes. It's tragically self evident that our country is a textbook Dictatorship of the Rich in which we have ZERO political representation. Sure, we can play the Duh "political game" that we have some (any!) input into the national and international policies of our country, but establishment politics is egregiously part of the problem, not the solution.
Saying it like it is, our country and planet are dying, literally dying, and the elites & fascists are in absolute control. Ironically, the neocon cabal doesn't even represent our country (and even barnyard animals know it!).
So, can it actually be possible that something constructive and hopeful is being catalyzed by these gargantuan atrocities?
The answer, miraculously, is a resounding YES!
Look, if the elites own our country (and planet) and the fascists belong to the elites and the Democratic Party belongs to the fascists, then where does that leave us?
It leaves us with zero political representation and reduces us to cattle consumers of the pig, pig rich. Indeed, our middle and lower classes are now basically servants of American Royalty.
We should also bear in mind that American Royalty (the vampire elites) comes in all political flavors. It's suicidally naive not to see that the Kennedy Royal Family and the Gore Royal Family are in the same elite Heart of Darkness with the Saudi's and Bush's. And the Clinton's are, to put it euphemistically, "social climbers". Granted, a few elites have a luxurious “social conscience”, but [being and elite with a social conscience] = [being an elite]. The issue is the Have and Have Not distinction; the issue is MONEY, not talking the talk political games which guarantee that elites stay elites – and guarantee that we stay commode-cleaning, cattle consumers.
All of which is simply more evidence of the absurd meaninglessness of politics. The ONLY distinction that is in touch with reality in America (and basically the world) is are you and elite or are you a cattle consumer? The odds are you do a lot of mooing since international elites are now and always have been a very tiny "country club" of literal Kings and Queens of planet Earth.