There is every reason to think that electoral “politics” in the United States (and most places) is bullshit. For people who yearn for a very different world to get involved in this “process”–which is almost entirely scripted by people who absolutely do not yearn for a very different world–is a big waste of energy and commitment.
....what is advanced as “politics” in mainstream, and even much of the
“fringe,” of the United States is not really politics. Instead it is the
calculation of interests under the imperatives faced by the
capitalist/global imperialist ruling class of the United States.....what people seem to
miss, and that needs to be driven home once again, is that there is a
ruling class, and this class operates according to certain imperatives.
Simply put, and on one level it is just this simple, in the United
States and for pretty much the whole world, capital decides.....the basic social decisions in a capitalist society are
made by what is necessary for this process to continue to advance;
again, to simplify, the accumulation of profit decides; This
is the case unless there is some truly countervailing force. And the
point is that pretty much nothing....within the acceptable bounds
of “politics” comes to anything like a countervailing force.