Two Parties, One Machine

Realize that the system can’t exist without belief
Appreciate your true potential, un-twist your mouth and speak
We’re working on building a world our children can live in
Understand I can’t be free while you’re still in this prison
And I can spend my days preaching and so on and so forth
But it won’t change ’til we don’t wanna go on no more

— Sweatshop Union, “The Thing About It”

As the election cycle drags on, it’s quite revealing that citizens still believe that our future policies and legislation will revolve around which candidate wins. Our government is fully controlled by the deep state, a fusion of corporate and federal bureaucratic powers. Trillions of dollars have been and will continue to be wasted on defense boondoggles like the F-35 fighter, intrusive satellite and computer surveillance, advanced weapons and nuclear ICBMs, military contractors, etc. These are resources that put to proper use could end poverty in the developing world, provide cheap medicine to prevent infections and disease, and build affordable housing and renewable energy for the entire world.

Both Democrats and Republicans refuse to acknowledge the responsibility, duty, and the debt the USA and rich Western nations owe to poorer countries. Rather, both parties have turned inward towards domestic issues, identity politics, and brazen sensationalism. Additionally, the inhuman and ego-driven lust for self-interest (the calls for a wall with Mexico, the calls for a…

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