The building media frenzy surrounding the upcoming elections is almost laughable.
What is consistently forgotten is the pathetic voter turnout: 36.4% to 56.8%, over the last 40 years.
Why don't Americans vote?
There are probably multiple answers, but the most glaring is, "We know our vote has NO impact on how the counrty is really run!"
Or, as Dmitri Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse, says (and I paraphrase): "What is missing from the ballot in US elections is 'None of the above.'"
We know that we are voting for two flavors of the same ice cream: Both will make us just as fat, just as weak, and just as lazy.
I am convinced that it is not voter apathy that leads to low turnout. It is indifference. There is no difference between the Donkey that takes money from big donors, and the Elephant that takes money from big donors.
The only way our vote will be meaningful is if we cut off all campaign contributions, and establish federally funded elections.