The two party system has really let us all down. I feel this so deeply that I am voting third party this election, which you can read about here.
A lot of people have said that a third party has no chance, and I want to talk a little bit about that because I think some of you might not know the facts.
In 2008, less than 10% of the US population was registered as Independent of third party.
At the time, I was a registered Democrat, and I voted for Barak Obama.
However, since 2008 we have seen Obama bomb Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Pakistan, and Syria. He sponsored the TPP, and other terrible legislation. He didn’t bring hope or change, but rather, he brought business as usual.
Income inequality still rose. The cost of living rose. The minimum wage did not. And things got worse for us. They got so bad for me personally that I had to move to South Korea to find a job that paid a living wage. Professors in the US now make peanuts!
You can tell that it is not just me. We are all disappointed. I know because as of 2015 a survey of political registries tells us that 43% of registered voters are now registered as Independents.
You can yell about how they are not united if you want, but I need you to think about that fact and let it soak in.
43% of all registered voters in the United States of America were registered Independent as of 2015, prior to #DemExit (which has assuredly added to the numbers considerably.)
That is a big chunk of people who are dissatisfied with both parties. And, knowing that, we need to think about what party represents us.
Conservative Libertarians like Gary Johnson are against any government programs, including any kind of universal healthcare. So, they aren’t going to get my vote.
Therefore, my only option is to start a new party, or go Green.
That puts me in the #jillstein2016 camp.
Let’s move the Bernie movement over there and scare the shit out of the aristocracy in the US!