A throne of gilded lies: the american government

How America's government caters to those in power, idealizing themselves as gods.


Trump's approval rating 2017, data from YouGov, chart created by Cameron Norton on October 3, 2018

Cameron Norton, Reporter

I strongly encourage the reader, if they have any points that they agree or disagree with, to do their own research on the subject. It is foolish to wear a “blindfold” your entire life so that you can live in your own little fantasy world where you see only what you want to see and believe only what you want to believe.

Our government, like all others, is flawed in many ways. However, it is not just flawed in the decisions it makes and the conclusions it comes to, it is also flawed in the way it functions. Our government caters to those in power, and it is with disturbing ease that one can manipulate the system to better suit their selfish needs. For example, you have probably heard that our government has three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. This is to prevent, ultimately unsuccessfully, one single branch having too much power. Why unsuccessfully? Here is a question: why has not Trump been impeached? Around 49% of Americans think he should be. Now, this does not seem as bad as it could be, until you take into account that, after Watergate (you know, the thing made Nixon resign from office out of fear of impeachment) only 26% of Americans thought that Nixon should be impeached. It does not take a genius to figure out that something shady is going on.

Another issue with the way our government functions involves the Electoral College. One would think that when you vote you are actually, well, voting for the candidate you actually support. Unfortunately, this is not at all the case. The Electoral College has been buried in the clandestine annals of history to hide our government’s true manipulative nature. When we vote for a president, we are not actually voting for them. We are voting for someone who probably supports the candidate, but whose decision can easily change based on bribes and alliances. Trump is always saying “Make America great again” when it is not even up to the people in the first place.

At first, it may seem like our government is irreparable, and then it is. I wish I could say that there is hope for America, and the world as a whole, but that would be a flat out lie. It is simply too late for us to change, we have gone too far to go back. The only time that people will try to change is when the comptrollers of this planet lie writhing on the floor in the destruction of all they have ever loved. It is a grim future, but it id not about the future. It is not about the past. It is about the present, and about making our lives the most they can be. As Dylan Thomas once said, “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.”