We’ve been conditioned politically to think in terms of left and right, red and blue. This is not only the case in America, but also in other “democratic” countries that always tend to end up with the same old two-party system as well.
You would think we were talking about sports instead of politics.
But the analogy is fitting. I mean, does it existentially matter today who won last year’s Super Bowl, or the World Cup the year before? Does it have any meaningful effect on your or my life whatsoever?
In reality, the difference between the parties is usually only their rhetoric.
Typically there is not any meaningful change when the other party takes the reins– merely the illusion of it. Simply switch mascots, hone the tone of the speeches and cycle the faces behind the podium. The two party system is too easy to manipulate by those really in charge.
We shouldn’t be surprised at that. The historical struggle is not between left and right, liberals and conservatives, or communists and fascist—with so-called moderates in the middle. The struggle is between totalitarianism and liberty. Always has been, always will be.
The establishment’s job is to take the public’s focus off of the real power-brokers and put it on the political parties. This mechanism has proved wildly successful time and time again. When the same corporate and elite interests stand in the shadows pulling the strings of both parties, there is in fact no real difference between the two.
Once political science is reduced to its common denominators—liberty vs. totalitarianism—the smoke clears and one can see the wizard(s) behind the curtain. Suddenly, it all makes sense. Until that point of realization, however, there can be no real change.