If we've learned anything about American politics in the 'Aughts it's this: choosing between the Democrats and the Republicans is like choosing between having ones scrotum mauled by a cougar or having ones scrotum mauled by a puma. There is a huge anti-incumbent movement brewing. Unfortunately, it is lead by easily manipulated teabag yokels and the Republicans are salivating at the possibility of a Senate and House majority. If this occurs, Dems will put on their obstructionist hats and the Theatre of the Blind will continue as scheduled. We, as citizens, will move even closer to our inevitable corporate serfdom.
So, beyond violent revolution (which sounds more appealing every day), what can we do?
This is from Ron Paul, arguably the most viable independent candidate in the political arena, in answer to a Time magazine interview:
Q: "If people are so frustrated with a two-party system, why has there been so little success in coming up with another real contender?"
A: "Because we don't have a two-party system. We have a one-party system. Both parties endorse the welfare state and corporatism. Both parties support interventionism overseas. But they also write all the campaign laws. So they have made it virtually impossible to break into the monopoly."
So what is the answer? Is there an answer that doesn't entail the use of pitchforks and guillotines?