“Distrust for mass media hit an all-time high in September 2012 and has remained near that level ever since. Meanwhile, the Land of the Free with its Constitutionally-enshrined freedom of the press plunged to number 46 in the most recent World Press Freedom Index. This is sandwiched between Romania and Haiti, and trailing countries such as Papua New Guinea.” S Black
Santiago, Chile ~ Poll after poll confirms what I’m sure you’ve already been feeling.
People are disenchanted with the existing system. They don’t trust the government, they don’t trust the banks, and they don’t trust the media.
You can hear the rumblings of grumblings, and it’s only growing louder and louder.
Lost confidence in government
If you were to ask 10 Americans if they have confidence in Congress, less than one would now say yes.
And it’s not just disgust with the legislature. It’s all of government. Confidence in President Obama is at its lowest level ever.
Supposedly those in political office are there to act on behalf of the people. That’s what a republic is all about, right?
However, after one conspicuous bailout of a big business after the next, it’s become clear who’s really manning their puppet strings.
What little respect there was for politicians is disappearing fast.
According to Gallup, public opinion of the integrity of members of Congress has recently sunk to its lowest levels as well, even below that of used car salesmen. And that’s not even a joke.