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New Poll Shows Only 4% of Americans Trust Congress
By Daily Bell Staff - May 30, 2016

Ap-Norc Poll Finds Bare Confidence In Government, Elections … Few Americans have much confidence in the U.S. political system, the government in general, or in either political party. Most say they’re interested in the 2016 presidential election, but they also feel frustrated, helpless and even angry with the way the election is going, a poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows.  -AP

The US system, which is nothing like the Republic it used to be, continues to degrade in the eyes of Americans.

That’s what this poll tells us.

Only 4 percent of Americans have “a great deal of confidence” in the US Congress.

Only 15 percent have a lot of confidence in the executive branch.

Only 24 percent have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court

The only part of the US government that citizens seem optimistic about is the US military. Some 56 percent have “a great deal of confidence” in the military.

This is probably because Americans have little idea of what their military does.

Unlike fedgov, the Pentagon doesn’t seek out publicity for the most part.

Like the CIA and other intelligence agencies, Pentagon activities are cloaked in shadows.

Jade Helm received a good deal of negative publicity in the West.

And even now YouTube is filled with videos from commentators who have seen unusual military activity across the country.

Tanks, jeeps and other kinds of military equipment seem to be on the move. A good deal of paranoia is expressed about the US military in these videos.

This makes the 56 percent figure regarding the US military somewhat unbelievable.

Additionally, Homeland Security in concert with the Pentagon, has declared that beliefs in the US as a constitutional republic are to be treated with suspicion.

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Those who believe in constitutional precepts may be harboring terrorist points of view.

President Barack Obama consistently receives approval ratings between 40 and 50 percent.

Yet only 15 percent of those surveyed have a good deal of faith in the executive branch.

As with the figure regarding the Pentagon, Obama’s numbers seem high.

We’ve predicted for many years that the Internet itself would reveal the ongoing and expanding difficulties with the authoritarian system that has taken over the US.

This is just what’s happening.

The dysfunction of the system can no longer be blamed on outside forces, or on Americans themselves.

The dysfunction is integral to the system, and this is the perception that citizens hold increasingly. It is represented in this poll.

It is not just US citizens. There is a great deal of discontent in Europe as well.

Citizens in at least 50 percent of European countries have expressed a preference to hold a Brexit-style referendum on remaining in the EU or leaving.

In the US and Europe, discontent is high with current sociopolitical and economic systems.

These are not seen as adequate or competent.

One can make the argument that such discontent is cyclical.

But, no, it is not.

Inevitably, the discontent now in evidence is going to get worse for two reasons.

First, people will continue to educate themselves about the current system via the Internet.

And second the Western banking elites that have put the system into place did so with the knowledge that it was destructive.

The idea is to tear down Western culture and nationality – and then rebuild on a global scale.

Thus, what people become aware of via the Internet and subsequent discussions is supported by history and present-day events.

And unlike times in the past when discontent surged, it is difficult to see how current sentiments are going to be defused.

Twice, cyclical discontent was defused by world war. But it is hard to see a world war taking place in the current environment. The war on terror, so far anyway, is too diffuse. It is international but regional.

And the Internet itself continues to clarify the system’s fundamental difficulty, which is monopoly central banking.

In the past, banking interests have been able to blame intermediaries such as Wall Street for economic failure.

But this is more difficult today.

Gradually, as knowledge about the true cause of economic dysfunction builds, central banks themselves will come under sustained attack.

Increasingly, little confidence remains in Western institutions – whether they are political, scientific or economic.

The survey itself tells us that “neither political party inspires much confidence, either,” in the US. Only eight percent have a great deal of confidence in the Republican Party and only 15 percent in the Democratic Party.

This lack of institutional confidence is the most pernicious modern trend. As it is rooted in reality, it is liable to grow worse.

Conclusion: This is no doubt the reason that governments in Europe and the US are preparing for violent confrontations with their citizens. This time the lack of confidence in the system is not cyclical. It is traveling only in one direction.

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