The GOP: The Worst Monopoly Players Ever.
There has long been a wildly misplaced perception, held by many
Americans and ingrained in the DNA of the US body-politic, that the
country occupies the gold standard of democracy. That is wildly
wrong on any number of accounts. Consider any of the following.
The Revolution and subsequent Constitutional Republic founded on
discrimination, had a life-blood of wide-scale disenfranchisement
also. Blacks, women and the non-propertied were deprived of the
vote. It took centuries to put that straight and it still isn’t as it
American democracy has morphed into an oscillating two-party
system, Democrat and Republican, that serves the few, not the
many. A choice between food poisoning or dysentery is really no
choice at all.
The 2010 ruling in Citizens United vs the Federal Election
Commission further rigged the democratic playing field by increasing
the political influence of corporations, donors and the super-rich.
Just those three factors alone point to a democracy that is far
from healthy. And then along comes the Trump-infested GOP of the
twenty-first century, determined to do even more democratic
damage. Knowing that their policies and political well-being are
increasingly exposed and on the line, three months into 2021 and any
number of state Republican parties have proposed electoral
legislation that disenfranchises non-white Americans further still.