Monsters Inc received power from children’s screams. So the company hired monsters to go scare children to get more screams and create more power.
The current political parties in the USA (Republicans and Democrats) seek to scare their donors into providing cash “donations.” It is even worse, in many ways, than if those parties sold favors to get things done. At least then there would be an incentive for the parties to deliver successful prizes to those paying for influence.
But the parties have become like Monsters Inc. They only seek to increase suffering in order to get what they want (in the case of the Republican and Democrats, cash, and in the case of Monsters Inc, screams).
The damage to the economy from decades of two political parties seeking to increase fear so they can get more cash while neither cares about the damage they do is enormous. We really need to throw out those that have been destroying the country for their own petty interests.
Throwing out the parties that have proven they don’t care about the country won’t result in people that agree on tactics but at least we should elect people that seek to aid the country and refuse to destroy the country in order to hope in doing so they can hurt the other political party more than they are hurt. As long as we keep electing the type of people that don’t care about the damage they do we are going to keep paying a high price.
Occasionally (and much more than occasionally at the state level, it is harder to make excuses about failing to deliver on what people paid for at the state and local level) they do give in and give those paying them lots of cash what those that paid thought they bought. But most of the time they try to avoid doing so as that slows down the flow of money.
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Once I buy what I want I don’t need it anymore. However, if the party says “well you know these other people are giving lots of cash to do the opposite of what you want in order for me to ‘fight them off’ you better pay up” then they get big piles of cash from both interest groups and can keep milking both forever. Of course, the country suffers but the Democrats and Republicans rake in lots of cash. Since their actions show they don’t care about the damage done it is a successful strategy to get lots of cash. And these two parties have completely bought into this strategy.
Watching that trailer of monsters going to school and majoring in scaring provides a new view of what our political parties are doing that seems to be make some sense. If you think of our political parties training their representatives to create fear and confusion to get cash it explains the results of the last few decades more sensibly than if you think they are trying to help the country and do such a horrible job of it that what we have experienced is the result such an overwhelming inability to produce good results for the country rather than corruption.