We find ourselves in a deteriorating situation where the government has become almost completely unresponsive to the people, totally ignoring their wishes. Trust hit rock bottom and both political parties are locked into some cultish ideological battle. But still working feverishly to maintain the status quo at all costs.
The police and even the rescue squads no longer serve the citizens and now brutalize any attempt at redress of grievances with military tactics on the orders of the government itself.
There are few options open to us, as far as I can tell.
We can sit by and watch as the system eventually comes crashing down but who knows how long this may take and how much suffering may occur.
Try to reform the system, but this has been tried time and again with the same results of little or no real action and now even no visible appeasement.
Support and vote for some third party candidate but in over 200 years this country has existed only one third party candidate has ever been elected to office: Millard Fillmore of the WHIG party. Most of the Whigs became republicans.
Leave the country. Assuming you can find one that will take you. This generally requires a good deal of money and would require that money be transferred to a foreign institution and converted into some other form, say Euros or gold or something else other than dollars.
Take direct action against the system in ways that may seem small but in mass can be quite effective. During the Vietnam war there were people in the service who were themselves against the war. They would get assigned to areas that dealt with the draft and intake. Once there, new draftees would have their paperwork altered, lost, misplaced or some such so as to keep them from being sent to Vietnam. Or they would be in the examination office and have some draftees that could, be rejected for one reason on another.
Or sometimes engage in sabotage or subversion. Engaging in what was known as “Malicious Obedience” where you gleefully do what you are told to the letter all the while knowing it will end in complete disaster.
In other words fighting the system anyway you can in a subversive manner. Since the systems is going to self destruct, give it a helping hand.
Or just do nothing … ?