Every four to eight years, Americans seem to go through yet another political upheaval. We are trying to function within a dysfunctional socioeconomic and political system. It is based on conflict, confusion and chaos, in support of a socioeconomic model of consistent short supply and consistent high demand. This system benefits a few to the detriment of many, and we are calling it “supply side economics.”
From the high cost of medical needs to man made and natural disasters, the country seems to be crisis-oriented and, as the mayor of Chicago seems to have put it: One should “Never let a (perfectly good) crisis go unexploited.” If there isn’t a crisis, make one.
If Main Street America wants positive changes made, “in the pursuit of happiness,” and it is “government of the people,” it seems that it is Main Street Americans that will need to bring about the changes. The first step is working together regardless of political parties. First and foremost, they should begin seeing each other as, “each other.”
Charlie Moore, Orange Cove