Sorry for posting a thread that isn't related to atheism but I have a burning desire to understand what is going on out there, in America. ( I'm from Europe )
I heard that there are 2 parties. Republican and Democrats, if I remember correctly. Everyone is crazy about their politics. I, personally, am from Romania and we have a corrupt, lazy and flawed government and I can't seem to comprehend this civic responsibility, since I hate my countries politics.
I heard you guys are pretty responsible and aware about your situation. I would like to get more details on the possible parties, choices, methods and please explain to me like you're explaining to a kid, because I have little or no experience on what being a citizen means. ( by the way, Romania is now on strike, but I don't think we can overturn the government ).
In Romania, a high number of adults are pretty aware and angry at the political system, mostly on the incompetence of the politicians. More or less, the whole system is a play. Nothing gets done, even though it's aggressively present in the media. Most of the politicians are corrupt. And, because of our countries brain-drain
phenomena that we are experiencing, all that is left are the unqualified and uncaring workers, thus leading to a faulty economy that is focused on consumerism ( with little or superficial production ).
I would like to know the mechanics of politics, the available choices and the consequences of civic action, mostly in America.