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We see many take-aways from the on-going investigations, some of which connect to the stories referenced above.
- The key criminal and national security cases of our time that involve the US political system are politicized by bureaucrats and professional politicians who use these cases to either attack or protect specific people rather than solve actual problems.
- Corporate, mass-media has largely stopped being an independent provider of facts. While there remain excellent journalists, they are clearly in a shrinking minority – as reporting shifts from fact-based to opinion-based journalism.
The outcome of the above-mentioned trends is that the public’s trust in government and media decline, and ultimately – divisions grow and become more intense.
This is exactly the kind of division and destabilization that Russia and China want to see in the United States.
Unfortunately, it also benefits the Democrats and Republicans.
The more our politics become a battle of “Us vs Them” – two sides fighting one another – the more these two parties will use negativity and divisive rhetoric to raise money in their own push for power. Politicians and their advocates take all issues and positions to extremes, and then moralize their views to suggest agreement makes you more virtuous, while disagreement makes you evil. The end result is that the polarization intensifies.
Bottom-line: Our two parties no longer work for us. Instead, they expect us to join them and work for them to help us fight their opponents and secure them power.
Unless we can build a strong third party alternative that is focused on solutions, the polarization in America will only grow until it reaches paralysis.