MrDollarBills wrote:I'm thinking moreso about the demographics shift and basically how millennials and gen z have been royally **** ed over and are watching one of the most, if not the most, corrupt and cruel administrations in the country's history coupled with a congress that has been stonewalled by Mitch McConnell. I'm optimistic enough to believe that a serious correction is on its way next November...
Ah yeah, good point.
The traditionally apathetic really do need to take a break from their consoles and get over their good ol' "both sides are the same" chestnut. Maybe I'm being too cynical, but I see what you're saying about hopefully them waking up and getting more or less permanently engaged. Makes me wonder a lot about Sanders ability to tip the scales in this election and the last one.
re: the "centrism" thing,
I'm kind of at odds with America on that, since my definition of centrism is more like the European one-- i.e. strong regard for facts & science, more checks & balances against extremism, universal healthcare, general desire against creating deep wealth disparity, etc. Basic first-world centrism.
In the US of course, the practical definition has drifted far to the right of that from where it was, post WWII. That's a recipe for short term personal gain and long-term disaster down the road IMO. So in a way I'm battling against my fellow Americans to take back the term. But Americans can be complete headcases in terms of awareness, like how we're still such general numbskulls at not understanding what an absolute disaster trying to defend slavery was, and not understanding how it impacted the country and a peoples so harshly.
Just... lala-land. A chronic inability or refusal to not recognise reality, I guess. Most modern American 'centrists' sound to me like they're barely paying attention, frankly.
I say this in full seriousness: America will die a horrible death unless we remove them from having any power in government.
I certainly hope it works out. I'm also scared of how it's pretty much nothing but monied interests running that party nowadays, and monied interests will look after their own interests first, and won't go down easy, that's for sure.
Seems like they're also at the 'win by any means necessary' stage and/or 'if I can't have it anymore, then I'm going scorched earth.' That's equally scary to me.