When people say that they are angry at the party establishment for failing to protect them and not delivering on the campaign promises, what they are saying is that they, the people, got screwed by the party.
You can frame the elections from the Republican point of view as ‘they didn’t stand up to Obama’, but that’s sophistry. For the people, the middle and the blue-collar working class, the issue is that they are finding themselves with the poor applying for food stamps. The two-party system is working perfectly for the elite, the big corporations that outsource jobs...
The anger, in my view, has been misplaced. Yes, the politicians ought to be held accountable for selling their constituents cheap . But it is the elite the one doing the buying, and yet, no one holds them accountable. They are the ones destroying this nation’s and the world’s economy. The problems of the planet, the environment, poverty, all that revolution you see around the globe…the elite owns all that.
We don’t see the elite, we just ‘feel’ the results of their actions in our lives. The two parties are between us and them. They, the elite, never gets to feel the people’s anger face to face.
That’s the function of the duopoly in this millennium: to be the whipping boy for the elite. The party leaders duty is to channel and keep that anger within the party system so that it doesn’t spills to threaten the elite in the flesh.
We have to find a more direct path to get to the elite and hold them accountable for the misery they are sowing on this planet.
The core of the revolt against globalintegration, though, is not ignorance. It is a sense, not wholly unwarranted, that it is a project carried out by elites for elites with little consideration for the interests of ordinary people — who see the globalisation agenda as being set by big companies playing off one country against another.