Nuggets of Wisdom

Thursday, June 12, 2014

So Fades The Two-Party Illusion


Good news and bad news. The bad news is that Americans have become increasingly polarized along political lines. Not since the Civil War has the county been this politically divided.

The good news is that more Americans, especially millennials, are refusing to identify as Team Edward or Team Jacob—excuse me, Team Red or Team Blue—and are instead identifying as political independents.

As the gap between the two parties ever increase, the illusion of choice becomes all the more clearer, and Americans are quickly becoming disillusioned by it. We can only hope that this trend helps foster a formidable third party, and that we finally have a real choice at the voting booths.