Forget ideology; that’s not the problem.
Corruption is the problem. Almost everything else is just a symptom of that.
Let’s be clear about what our nation’s “corruption” really is. We have an unconstitutional (illegal) ruling class that’s intentionally violating our most fundamental laws (legal, moral, economic) to fill their pockets though it harms the rest of us.
That’s called crime when any of the rest of us do it. When it’s done abusing power in violation of oaths of office and causing economic distress and pointless death it really ought to be called treason.
We can’t determine to what degree and in what ways we’re being harmed because so many of our rulers systematically and habitually lie to us about everything. So it may not be off the table to include mass murder in the list of crimes.
So let’s fix it.
1. Stop voting for it! And by “it,” I of course mean the global crony network whose puppets we call The Two Party System. Don’t give this monstrous mob your approval on Election Day. And do NOT, by default, grant its wishes by staying home on Election Day. Anybody left alone and unchallenged with unchecked power for too long becomes corrupt, and almost all of us have been blowing electoral kisses to the same Powers That Be for over a hundred years nonstop. STOP THAT!!
2. Vote against it. Yes, we’re supposed to vote against people. Remember, this is revolt with your vote! When your house is on fire, you need to kill the fire, not swap it for another. So first, fire the crooks! Vote Libertarian, independent, Green…anything or anybody but the Democratic and Republican party puppet show you know to be corrupt!
Remember, even the very best Ds and Rs (and there are some great people in those parties – like Thomas Massie, or Justin Amash, for example) are powerless against this mess. They cannot fix their party, or the people who control it; and a vote for even these people, is a vote for the crony system they chose to represent. YOU must vote against all of that!
Our nation’s founders understood that elections are messy, corrupt and problematic in themselves; so elections’ purpose is very focused – they’re for peaceful revolution. That’s why we vote; so we don’t have to shoot politicians the way our founders did.
3. Use your vote as a weapon, or somebody else might. Seriously. It actually happens that people who don’t vote often show up voting…even after they’re dead. If you think staying home is a protest, you don’t understand how bad things have gotten.
4. Then, and only then, is a discussion of ideology and ‘isms something better than a time and energy wasting distraction.
In summary: Vote against the Two Party System as though it’s war! Because, of course, it is.