posted on May, 16 2018 @ 06:50 AM
a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
Right now it's a vicious circle, a self-fulfilling prophecy, the current political system is.
At the state and local level it's a little less corrupt, but once you get above the state level is where the two-party system really kicks into high
gear. It's like an iron curtain around the establishment elite. You either play the game their way, or you don't even get in the stadium, let alone
get on the team. You either sell your soul to the devil in the red suit, or you sell your soul to the devil in the blue suit...or you sit on the
bench. And that's exactly how they want it! It's an impenetrable fortress of corruption, lies and payola.
I've known people personally who have traversed this arc from the local level, to the state level and then on to the federal level. They changed at
each step along the way. Once above the state level it was like they were completely different people, people who had become hollow and without
integrity. Their whole vocabularies even change, their words flashy sounding, but no longer with any meaning. They could stand before a group of
people and speak for hours...and say nothing at all. It was amazing. Even on the side, out of the bright lights, they were no longer the people they
once were, distant and evasive. It was like you wanted to grab them, and shake them, and ask, "WHO ARE YOU, and what have you done with the REAL
I suspect one wouldn't have to look very far to find great psychological similarities between some of these politicians and drug addiction. Once that
'establishment' drug takes hold, that evil concoction of greed, lies, doublespeak and more greed, there's no turning back.