Ted Rall asked everyone in the audience last night about their most pressing personal and global concerns that the government was in a position to fix. Most people listed education and the environment.
Then he asked how many people thought our government would (no matter who was in power) do anything about those issues. I think two people put their hands up.
He talked about voting as a purely symbolic measure to give people the illusion we’re part of a democracy. Really, do you see anyone running to fix any of this stuff?