"Every nation gets the government it deserves."I'm not sure, after looking at the primaries, that our country deserves anything more than what we currently have.
It's a depressing way to look at it, but it's probably half true. You should look at the fact that our representative democracy doesn't always reflect the will of the people, if you want to be less bummed out. There is a severe lack of real education on subjects now. It's mostly just people who have a feeling and read or hear a phrase that interacts with their emotions and boom that is their new core belief and no amount of evidence to the contrary will sway them. That and people are so overconfident, like what they think can't possibly be wrong because they are the one who thinks it. Just becomes pure sloppy ideology.
Seems to me like when people financially struggle they tend to become more emotional, leading to things being more about psychology than economics or civics or philosophy or whatever, resulting in poorer choices overall which can exacerbate the issue. Might be in kind of a negative feedback loop with this shit right now.
My hope is basically in a beneficial fluke happening and people irrationally latching onto something advantageous for the working class by accident. Rising tide lifts all ships and shit. I really don't want to vote for Joe Biden but I can't relate to the impulse to burn the whole thing down because we didn't get our ideal choice. But at the same time maybe they need 4 more years of Trump to see how bad this is and actually learn. Or maybe they wouldn't learn from it and 4 more years of Trump will just be 4 more shit years. This is the most uncomfortable choice I've had to make in a while lol.