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LOTS of things bother me. Definitely poked that button and since I'm always in a procrastination mood...
The US electoral system (as I understand it with my limited and weak mentality) was implemented (allegedly) as part of the US systems of checks & balances, I suppose it's a check against popular vote but I never really understood the reason for that (wikipedia, here I come!).
What has always bothered me about the US system of democracy - is a bunch of yahoos (like myself) who know little to nothing about leadership, choosing leaders. This is akin to a group of juveniles choosing parents - whoever feeds me ice-cream, let's me play video games until I'm blind, sleep whenever I want, wake whenever I want, DO whatever I want - this is how I view the elect of today.
I sincerely doubt the majority of voting americans EVER follow their elected officials' websites, blogs, or newsletters, so in a bizarre way - POTUS Trump has electrified the presidency...somewhat.
US democracy is renowned for its style and system of popular vote - but this is all predicated on the assumption that citizens are mature adults, research and debate topics and candidates, and vote responsibly.
What has become eminently manifest over the decades, are votes for short term gratification and self serving programs as opposed to continuous, sustainable development, hence the current epic successes, epic failures, and epic confusions of the system, depending on one's definition of success and failure.
From a remote perspective - the US system of democracy has devolved into petty bickering and polarizing national disunity which neuters any attempts at progress.
US elected officials look more like immature petty argumentative vindictive social malcontents as opposed to community and national leaders, role models for america's youth, the world, and the future.
These are the people, mind you - also dictating global policy with the most powerful military and financial systems in the world. I see something seriously wrong with that also. A bunch of immature vindictive incorrigible selfish juvenile delinquents in control of military and economic policy, impacting global affairs. That doesn't just bother me, it terrifies me. POTUS Trump - I'm not sure, but am willing to give that guy the benefit of the doubt, simply because the media is hammering him. I distrust western media as it's more like propaganda rags these days.
The USA of today demonizes Iran - but we forget (US of Amnesia) we supported a brutal repressive regime in that nation for decades (actually, generations). Al Qaida is our enemy and a global terrorist organization - how soon we forget - trained, by the CIA. So, yeah...I'd like to see what Trump can do. His kids - pretty good kids, despite his wealth (and we won't discuss his eminently capable trophy wives over the years). He's NEVER been convicted of corruption or bribery despite being in the hotel, casino, and entertainment business - and THAT's seriously impressive.
As for @peter99 posting on the gokm forums - gokm doesn't state any particular preferences - aside from decorum.
Personally, I miss JJ & Janet.