I read the following post from a blog that sums up exactly how I feel:
[b]The Democrats and the Republicans are essentially the same. They are owned by the same entities. They receive the same orders. They take bribes from the same people.
The idea of using the colors of 'red' and 'blue' to describe either party, accurately sums up the actual reality of what our two party system means.
Using these colors tells us all that it's nothing but a game and the colors are simply team colors. There's nothing of substance behind the two parties' ideology. They make a lot of hay over minor social issues, but that's part of the game. It serves as a distraction for the true believers, and confuses them so that they never really have time to pay attention to the bigger issues. And as equal weight is given to the petty issues in the media, whether right wing radio or right wing television, they easily overwhelm those that don't have the skills to stand back and look at the big picture and see that many of the issues paraded out for them are in fact, minor petty issues in the grand scheme of things.
The cheerleaders for both teams preach an 'Us vs. Them' sermon. Teaching their flock to believe that they are being oppressed by the evil doers on the other side. And for both teams, if you're not on their team, you are assumed to be on the other. It never occurs to either, that many people believe the game itself is too stupid and destructive to take a side in. So you're a Bush worshipper or a Bush hater. You're a Kerry worshipper or a Kerry hater.
Politicians have done a good job of dividing the nation. We no longer stand together in solidarity. Instead we pick which team we wish to be on, support our corrupt politicians and learn to hate the Americans on the other team in a vile self destructive manner.
In the end, the those that own the teams are the winners and we're all losers. And we're happy about it because the bread and circuses is all that we really need. We are the mob.[/b]
Did anyone notice that Bush and Kerry got the same grades at prep school and and Yale? They belong to the same fraternity at Yale and in DC..