Our Unrepresentative Anti-Democracy

There are essentially two camps within each major political party in the US. Each camp’s influence on policy is disproportionate to their support among the populace. This is largely on account of the US having an increasingly anti-majoritarian political system corrupted by wealthy interests.

On the Republican side, there are terrible people in denial about the lack of support for what is sometimes called traditional conservatism and terrible people who are either genuinely mentally disturbed or willing to play the part because it’s become politically expedient. In…

Poet and essayist living on the left coast of a nation in decline.

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Garrett Snedaker

Poet and essayist living on the left coast of a nation in decline.