The voting skills of the American electorate have frustrated me for some time. Our Presidential candidates this year are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton of all possibilities, and now the UK has had Brexit. I have long wondered what to do about it. Restore journalism ethics? The driving motivator isn’t there. Educate voters about the issues? It’s the same as propaganda.
Perhaps, rather than educating voters on specific issues, we should start pointing out the cause-and-effect relationship between our voting choices and the outcomes. When we complain about high taxes and government spending, it should be pointed out that we voted for it.
In fact, all of this complaining and distrust of “the government” is an attempt to vilify and blame no one. It’s an evil entity over which we can pretend we have no control, and most certainly we did not create.