Almost 2/3 Of Americans Have Given Up On Political Parties, Citing Corruption In Government

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Disillusioned by the promises of politicians and convinced that the entire political system is irreparably corrupt,  many Americans will be staying out of the voting booth for the 2018 elections.

This isn’t new, however, as many refused to vote in 2016 as well.

Respondents told poll takers at USA Today and Suffolk University in a recent survey:

“Nearly two-thirds of adult U.S. citizens will stay away from the polls during the coming midterm elections, and they say they have given up on the political parties and a system that they say is beyond reform and repair…

A majority of those non-voters would like to see a third party or multiple parties.” –Suffolk University

Although that number may seem high, in 2016, faced with the prospect of having to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, 46.9% of eligible voters didn’t even vote in the presidential election.

Most of those who no longer vote have given up on the “lesser of two evils” fallacy and the irrational belief that somehow the government has our best interests in mind.

The Huffington Post noted, 

“The poll surveyed Americans who aren’t registered to vote or who are registered but say they’re unlikely to cast a ballot. Combined, the two groups include more than 100 million adults, the pollsters note.

And the corruption in government is becoming apparent to those who choose to opt out of voting. About 68 percent of independent voters and party registered voters who say they are unlikely to vote this year agreed with the statement:

“I don’t pay much attention to politics because it is so corrupt.”

It’s a marked increase over the 54 percent of respondents who agreed to this characterization of politics in the 2012 survey.

The bad news for both major political parties continues too.  According to Truth in Media, around 63 percent of respondents in these categories agreed or strongly agreed with the statement: “I don’t pay much attention to politics because nothing ever gets done – it’s a bunch of empty promises,” which is also up from the 59 percent who said the same nearly six years ago.

Only 22 percent of respondents said the Democratic and Republican parties do a good job of representing Americans’ political views, which is down from 32 percent when the question was asked in 2012.

An increasing number of voters from both sides are beginning to see the corruption and manufactured compassion inherent in most (if not all) politicians.

Comments

FBaggins JRobby Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:06 Permalink

Corruption is only half of the problem. The other half is insanity. The establishment, the top US politicians, the MSM they  all believe their own lies. Look at the chaos, the confusion and the divisions even in the White House. This is the nation with the most nuclear bombs with too many fingers on insane people grasping for the trigger. 

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Curmudgeon49 JRobby Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:18 Permalink

Term limits is a catchy phrase that is meaningless. It is put forward by many who want elected officials to have no knowledge of the  decision-making history. No one puts a gun to your head and makes you vote for a candidate. Whether that candidate has never been in office or has been there for 20 years. Electronic voting is a huge problem and prone to vote fraud. My guess is more sitting candidates are elected through vote fraud than anyone could imagine. Paper ballots counted at the polling station with observers from all candidates scrutinizing the vote, would be a better solution than the anti-democratic term limits.

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Stackers Retired Guy Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:31 Permalink

Even a cursory examination of who you are voting quickly shows that your choices are carefully scripted. Voting for pile of shit A because pile of shit B stinks more, still leaves you with a pile of shit. Only by not voting at all can you legitimately say that they no longer represent you because you refused to put either "choice" in office. Then the system is exposed for the neo-feudal system that it actually is.

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DollarMenu Stackers Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:39 Permalink

The thing is that while you may stay home and then say "I didn't vote for.....",

the "elected" are busy restricting your freedoms, taxing everything in sight, and have the power 

of law/police to make you do whatever they want.

Your only real option is to not vote by leaving the country.

Sitting space to watch with your bowl of GMO popcorn is getting smaller and smaller.

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MoreFreedom Stackers Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:37 Permalink

I vote Libertarian, and let them know I don't like the Rinocrats, or the Demopublicans.  Then to get the 5% that vote that way, at least it leads them to start taking libertarian positions. 

Voting for the lesser of two evils, will certainly result in an evil.   Not voting legitimizes their win and their system, because you're telling them you don't care who wins.

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Endgame Napoleon SubjectivObject Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:07 Permalink

It is not just polarization. In fact, the parties are not polarized. A Uniparty is in control, and on both sides, it just serves the interests of big campaign donors, including multinational corporations that use mostly offshored labor and corporations using mostly legal / illegal immigrant labor with welfare-boosted wages. 

The only non-rich voters that politicians serve at all are the factional groups they think they need to put them over the top at the polls. With elections won by one-percent margins, they do a pandering dance in the pre-campaign period, aiming it at those groups, but when they get in office, both parties do mostly the same thing on economic issues.

I have voted in every mid term and general election since I was 19, but especially for single, childless citizens, it is a complete waste of time. They do not represent me in any way. I find politics intetesting, but I am tired of standing in two-hour lines to vote against myself. I am tired of the no-line voting during the mid terms, too.

Most of the womb-productive citizens and noncitizens that politicians cater to, while designing policies that hurt people like me in the workforce, do not even bother to do any of the chores associated with voting.

Let the working families stand in a friggin’ line to vote for their own government-subsidized rent, free groceries and up to $6,431 in refundable EITC child tax credit money. A lot of the affluent and well-vacationed married parents, getting the non-refundable child tax credits, do vote, but their interests are served. Many in that group have never voted, though, whereas I always have.

What am I doing, standing in line after line to vote so that the mom in the next cubicle whose is gone from work days, mornings, afternoons and weeks, but will be kept in the “voted-best-for-moms” job longer than me, even when I have higher sales-generation and account-retention numbers than her, has a higher paycheck than me due to less withholding, while my rent sucks up more than half of my earned-only pay?

It does not matter which party you vote for. You get the same thing either way, other than one party being more likely to give tax cuts to the rich, while the other party is less likely to cut the Social Security retirement that you paid into from meager earnings at 7.65 or 15.3% up to the $127,200 SS cap. Otherwise, we are just voting for more of the same either way.

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Posa Endgame Napoleon Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

Agreed. So grow a pair and stay home on Election Day. For me, the 2000 election was the last election where I cast a ballot. To that point I voted in every election, every year, often just for state and local candidates. The putrid dreck offered by the Republicrats in 2000 pushed me to vote for Nader. Then the Supremes decreed that the recount of votes in Florida could not be allowed to decide the election (the Dumocrats won statewide it turns out).

In 2004 Nader and his folks collected hundreds of thousands of ballot petitions in Massachusetts where I lived at the time, but the un-Democratic Party vowed to challenge each petition to the SCOTUS and effectively kept Nader off... that was the last straw for me.

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Xredsx junction Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:32 Permalink

The power is not with the federal government or even the state government. Nor is it with those super rich that funnel their wealth through the political system to influence government policy. The real power is with the people.

Almost all minority movements are.founded and funded by a tax free foundation. The great divide of humanity was designed and engineered.

If only the American people could swallow their pride and stop pretending to be blind to the fact that it is their very nation that is the head of the serpent. It's only they, the good decent people of America that can topple the deepstate and save humanity.

Corruption= When one who is in a position of authority and they make and take a decision which affects the general population, and this decision is influenced by a personal gain in any type of form.

There just aren't enough prisons.

 

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Xredsx cougar_w Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:18 Permalink

What would happen if everyone just said enough was enough and stopped following the herd? They are just human beings that control the system and nothing more. 

They may say that evil prevails when good men do nothing, but I shit you not. If all the good decent people united against a common enemy, the devil himself will run.

Besides, when this scenario unfolds, which it will. And it doesn't matter what nation begins the revolution in this interconnected world, the rest will follow the light.

The common people might just find a surprising ally or two. Trust, Monarchs always back the numbers.

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IntelligenceActs Xredsx Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:46 Permalink

I suspect these "good, decent people are the ones supporting the system by buying stocks, fraternizing with social media, watching (and believing) MSM news, accepting the educational system, sympathizing with the war machine, and generally avoiding (at all costs) any critical thinking about the significance of their own lives and the future of humanity. Yea, those 'good, decent people'....

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Bloodstock junction Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:56 Permalink

So no one votes at all and the worst continue to be your slave masters. That's not smarter, that's dumber. Ya 'all are falling right into their hands as planned. Continuing to belive in their propaganda. You can damned straight count on the illegals voting though and then,,,well hell, do I gotta explain that to ya too? Get out and vote for chris-sake. But first pay attention to those who are vying to be the king, find, and vote for the better candidate.

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Malleus Maleficarum Bloodstock Mon, 04/30/2018 - 22:24 Permalink

So by not voting, we risk falling into the hands of a system that no longer represents us and continually steals our money and liberty. Conversely, by voting, we voluntarily walk into their hands and consciously legitimize the system. Neither sounds much like 'victory' to me so I guess I'll have to risk falling, because I sure as hell won't voluntarily jump into something I know to be destructive and immoral!

 

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SubjectivObject Bloodstock Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:57 Permalink

but under the present circumstances

it is not the voting that is valuable, it is the selection of candidates within the party organization

participation in the reforming of that process would itself take a generation of committed effort

look at how Bernie was dealt on the blue side and how Ron Paul was dealt on the red side; that's were the battle needs to be fought

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Dutch1206 Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:18 Permalink

I love people who cheer for political parties like they would their favorite sports teams.  It's stupid to think either party has your best interest in mind.  Both parties will fuck you in different ways.

NVTRIC serotonindumptruck Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:46 Permalink

Molan Labe and all that crap.  

 

I realized recently that it is not just the snowflakes doing major virtue signaling.  I looked in the mirror and I was like, fuck! I'm doing the same thing on the other side of the coin! Fuck that shit.  Make sure you abstract your comments and go contrary with your votes as to fuck up the grouping algo.

 

 

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