Falsified elections, declining dollar, at least two foreign wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, if not a third in Columbia,all fanning the flames of anti-US hatred overseas, while environmental havoc is wrought at home; its a mess. Meanwhile warheads talk of yet another war against Iran.
With optical scan central tabulator and touchscreen voting machines corrupted by software design, we can't vote our way out of this – we just tried that, and the majority lost.(See:http://www.geocities.com/briancady413/RealMapWebPage.html)
Most have no idea that there's a problem, and the media seems determined to block fair consideration of the important news; vote suppression, ballot fraud, international laws broken, napalm used.
We need another way, and I am not sure what that is. I guess it is independent homegrown news outlets, like tiny radio, mimeographed newsletters and blogs like this. We ought to actually start paying for news somehow; paying people we know we can trust for good, undistorted news which may confuse us at first, since we've been misled on context for so long.