More Than Resistors
The pedantic pleas for "resistance" from iconoclastic Democrats and the mainstream press placate to a base of uninformed Democratic Party loyalist's myopic misplacement of the source of the problems they feign a fight against. The appropriately self-titled "resistance" has done little more than play the cooperative role within the congressional network of DNC "resistors" and GOP "capacitors"; Both enablers in the ultimately destructive flow of proverbial political energy in the wrong direction. We need more than "resistors".
From a physics standpoint, electricity flows from positive to negative, as the "negative" battery terminal has an abundance of electrons, and the "positive" terminal has a deficit. This organizational structure guides the movement of electrons, and subsequently dictates the direction of the flow of said electric current. But before you wonder why I digress into physics, it should be noted that the CNN/MSNBC/Fox News viewer has been programmed to believe that, whether they are "Republican" or "Democrat", that one label represents their interests, and the other label does not. Hence the description of electrical flow. The system of resistors and capacitors working within a given system only appear to be working against each other on the surface. A more nuanced view of the political system therefore should be cognizant of the larger picture, realizing that the device you are using to read this article utilizes both to achieve its goals. The political establishment, the "machine" if you will, has passed its worst legislation with "bipartisan" support. 13 Democrats, "resistors" if you will, voted with the GOP to deregulate the same financial institutions which caused the collapse of 2008, just one of many instances where the worst American political tendencies have been supported by both major political parties. Likewise, with regard to endless war, the military industrial complex showers both Democrats and Republicans with campaign donations, and enjoys a trillions-dollar industry of social, economical, and environmental desecration, as it works to the same ends as the fossil fuel industry (whose dollars are equally bipartisan, mind you).
The saying "money talks" is exorbitantly true within the political realm. One need only to use the resources provided to us, such as "opensecrets.org", a service of The Center For Responsive Politics, and search for the largest organizations, institutions, and corporations within a given industry (such as Northrop Grumman, pictured right) to reveal the bipartisan support for horrible ideas benefiting the given sector. In order to reverse the flow of political power, It's primary source must come from the people; A powerful argument for overturning the Supreme Court's "Citizen's United" ruling, and disallowing corporations from having free speech rights. If Northrop Grumman is allowed to donate to candidates/campaigns/PACs, that makes Northrop Grumman a "constituent" of that candidate (such as Tim Kaine, pictured above receiving more contributions from the company than any other candidate.) Which way do you suppose Kaine voted on the newly bloated military budget? Glad you asked. He was but one of 40 Democratic Senators to vote in favor of the military industrial complex.
All of this being said, do spare us your "resistance", your "FBR", your trite cliches, and ambiguous shallow platitudes. It is time to support candidates who refuse corporate donations, or any donations from institutions which have become part of the problem. If they are not funded by you, than you are not their constituent, and have rendered yourself a useless "resistor" in a duopoly working against your own best interests. Congratulations.