Friday, June 25, 2010

Ted Rall on Political Learned Helplessness

I thought it a good summation of the disarray among the populace in both the United States and Canada - "In Dire Straits, Americans Whimper Instead":
Battered and bruised, with no apparent way out, the American electorate has plunged into a political state of learned helplessness. They've voted Democratic to punish rapacious Republicans. They've voted Republican to get rid of do-nothing Democrats. They've tried staying home on Election Day. Nothing they do helps their condition. They're flailing.
Put on your thinking caps class!

Say! Look at this! Something else from Common Dreams about the bankruptcy of traditional political choices in the USA - "Don't Vote, It Only Encourages Them":
What to make of the latest Gallup poll showing that a mere 20% of Americans like the way Congress is doing its purported job? With a Democratic majority doing a piss-poor job of many things, this seems to tell the experts that, what, 80% want those other guys, the stupid evil self-serving ones?
Like I said, time for some serious thinking.

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