How do you see United States politics evolving in the next 20 years?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
Answered 23h ago
Originally Answered: How do you see the political structure of the United States changing in the next 20 years?
In my answer to a similar question on Quora, I included an important detail about US “democracy,” namely, that it is not a democracy at all but is controlled by a cabal of individuals and organizations unrelated to the US grassroots and ignoring their interests:
This system has never shown any sign that it might change at some point. In fact, the grassroots seem to be getting more and more tightly controlled by the cabal. One recent indication of this is the arrest of Julian Assange, who has not even been charged with a crime at the time of his arrest. This tyrannical behaviour of the Cabal is reflected in the way social media cavalierly remove messages that, even if written politely, express views that do not pass muster with the cabal, even banning users for expressing these views, and by the bill before congress to make a boycott of Israeli illegal settlements illegal and even to criminalize speech or print that encourages people not to buy products from illegal settlements in Palestine. It is telling that illegality is not only legalized but is in fact protected by law in this way, thus reversing the Constitutional precepts and universal concepts of human rights.
As long as the demographics of the US remain as they are, there therefore seems to be little hope of a change.
For example, 80% of US Evangelicals can be described as “Christian” Zionists, who cling to a very specific interpretation of certain Bible verses that have been misread for over a century in both England and the US. The best example is Ezekiel 37, the prophecy of the dry bones that come together to form the nation of Israel. “Christian” Zionists generally unwaveringly insist that this prophecy refers to modern secular Israel. They ignore verse 24, which says that this resurrected Israel will be “obedient to God’s decrees.” A Gallup poll has shown that 65% of Israelis have no religious beliefs at all and therefore can hardly be deemed “obedient to God’s decrees” since they do not believe in the God of Abraham. This misinformed creed of “Christian” Zionism has much more influence on US foreign policy in the Middle East than any scholarly organization, think tank or political movement and is directly involved in the initiation and pursuit of wars, which are based on the Zionist policy of Greater Israel as enunciated by Theodore Herzl and Oded Yinon, which is being pursued in the Middle East with the full support of the US military.
So no, this will not change or else will change at an imperceptibly slow rate over the next 20 years.
The main source of any change will be from outside the US. Indeed the most significant change we have seen in Middle East affairs in the last 50 years has been the Russian incursion into Syria, which has stood on its head the situation where the US was the most trusted partner and the Russians were less trusted in the region. Polls show that the opposite is now true.
Russia and China will continue to make these fundamental changes, the main one being the de-dollarization of world trade, which will see the end of dollar hegemony, and hence the end of US ability to continue slaughtering civilians and imposing crippling sanctions on countries that do not toe the US line.
The grassroots will change not from within but from without. That is how I see it.