If you are looking for an honest politician in the up-coming national and local elections, forget it. It has always been difficult to find an honest politician. But now it is impossible. There is simply far too much money needed to get elected. And this, more than anything else, has caused the rise of right-wing successes in U.S. elections. Using this as a model, right-wing groups have used it for their own political agenda worldwide. There is simply far more money in the greed/war stash.
To an extent, right-wing success in politics via money has been a hallmark of right-wing politics at least as far back as Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. Their right-wing political plans were allowed to come to fruition by the support of rich Americans and their corporate power. Of course there was plenty of European corporate support for the right-wing dictators as well. In fact, even after Hitler became the scourge of worldwide politics, the European and American bankers met regularly, usually in Switzerland, to help build the German war machine and advance greed and power capitalism, or the fascist form of it.
Even today, and even during the new uprising of a sort of democracy in Egypt, the right-wing gets its support from monied people and nations. The right-wing Arab Brotherhood gets support from oil shieks and wealthy Islamic capitalists.
Saudi Arabia is a right-wing society, ruled by conservative Islamic leaders who fear any crack in their economic and social structure. Women are held down. Freedom is discouraged. Strict Islamic law is enforced. Any hint of democratic equality or sympathy for the underserved is immediately squelched. And the military is financed lavishly. This is what America is becoming, at least a version of it. If many of the right-wingers in America had their way, women and the underserved would be demonized and held down. This is the direction that right-wing America is heading.
It is into this future that American culture is moving. No, not toward Islam, we have our own ruling, sacred, selfish, greedy religions supporting right-wing politics in the U.S. And to prevent any crack from developing among the right-wing groups, there is plenty of money to keep people in line and spread the distortions to protect their greed. This money also convinces the multitudes that they live in a paradise of capitalism. Unemployment rising? Temporary, and there will soon be another war to get the unemployed poor into uniform or working in war factories when the right-wing gains the White House and more control of Congress. Women's rights? We must keep women making less money than men, keep them from making decisions about their health and reproduction, and keep them focused on religion, the Virgin Mary, the family, and the rest of the mythology that allows capitalism to flourish. Rush Limbaugh will tell women how to act. Republican leaders will tell women that men must make more money because what men do is more important [as a right-wing Wisconsin politician observed recently]. And like the Islamic Brotherhood, the American right-wing will tell women how to handle their bodies. A right-wing political office-holder in Oregon organized a panel to discuss women's rights [all men on the panel].
Islam seems to be rising. Christian capitalism and right-wing politics must stop this at all costs [and the costs are high and will benefit the wealthy and war/greed capitalists]. They tell us to be suspicious of Islam and those darn immigrants. Imagine, they want to build mosques in our rich suburbs!!!
Stop questioning America entering wars every few years. War is what keeps employment high as the multitude either serves in the military or works in war industries. There is plenty of tax money to pay for these wars, just don't ask the wealthy to share in the cost of the wars and pay higher taxes. This is the right-wing, holier-than-thou view of America and the world. We are hell-bent on moving toward a confrontation between right-wing Islam and right-wing Christianity. In the process, guess who benefits most??? Guess who pays the most in lives and taxes??? There aren't too many heroic soldiers in the trenches who left their jobs as CEO of a war corporation. There are plenty of these foot-soldiers who needed a job and joined the army. And guess who gets the profits of war?????