Party loyalty is bullshit. It used to be bullshit that sold well, but not anymore.
As of the most recent Gallup Poll, a record 43% of all registered voters in the USA are registered as “Independent.”
So why is this?
Well, as I was talking about yesterday, the entire government has shifted right. Republicans now represent the interests of crazy white racists. Meanwhile Democrats are taking up positions that used to be Republican.
Meanwhile no one is representing real progressive values.
And the media may be owned by Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers, but the newer generations have access to the Internet. It’s easy for young people to plug in and find out about free college in Germany or crooked bankers jailed in Iceland.
So Republicans may scream about building walls and how terrorists are hiding under every rock. And Democrats may support trade deals that allow the rich to hide money overseas, and promote things like the TPP which screws the people at the expense of multi-national conglomerates. But the people know that there are other options out there.
That’s a good thing and a bad thing.
It’s good because people seeing that other countries have better things will make them want positive change.
It’s bad because everyone in America seems to have a stockpile of guns.
I just hope the revolution isn’t violent.