Ignorant Americans decide elections. People actively following things like we do are a distinct and small minority.
Originally Posted by badfast
The people's press link highlights the ignorance of Americans. A fundamental misunderstanding of the ideologies of liberalism and conservatism and the systems of socialism and capitalism. If you are an American and believe in the Constitution you are a liberal--brush up on your Locke, Hobbes, and Rights of Man. But the political education of America is composed of sound bytes and bumper stickers.
“They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.” - Saul Alinsky, quoting Lenin
“I wanted [Jimmy] Carter in and I wanted [Ford] out,” comedian Chevy Chase would later admit of his mocking Ford impersonation on "Saturday Night Live", “and I figured look, we're reaching millions of people every weekend, why not do it."