Public trust in the government has dropped from 80% in the 1960s to below 25% today. This is a depressing reality seeing the US claims a type of exceptionalism among the world, and how it is the envy of the world and why immigrants love coming here. Apparently, they are lying and have been for the past 70 years; America is not exceptional, but tolerable at best and only used by immigrants to make money.

Stats on Public Trust of Government

When the National Election Study began asking about trust in government in 1958, about three-quarters of Americans trusted the federal government to do the right thing almost always or most of the time. Trust in government began eroding during the 1960s, amid the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the decline continued in the 1970s with the Watergate scandal and worsening economic struggles. Confidence in government recovered in the mid-1980s before falling again in the mid-1990s. But as the economy grew in the late 1990s, so too did confidence in government. Public trust reached a three-decade high shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks but declined quickly thereafter. Since 2007, the shares saying they can trust the government always or most of the time has not surpassed 30%.

Today, 25% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they trust the federal government just about always or most of the time, compared with 8% of Republicans and Republican leaners. Democrats report slightly less trust in the federal government today than a year ago; Republicans’ views have been relatively unchanged over this period.”

When looking at the reasons for this drop in confidence for the US government, we can speculate that the cost of living has a lot to do with it because collectively, being able to survive and take care of families is the most important thing in people’s lives. All other rage toward the government comes from heresy and conspiracies leading to misplaced anger on a personal level.


But at the top of the list in recent years is the economy, US involvement in wars, political corruption of politicians, and the fear of government overreach into personal lives and freedoms. All these are legitimate concerns by citizens but there are some things that people are angry about that are illegitimate and simply unnecessary, and then there are things that people should be angrier about but are not. The narrative is set by corporate propaganda.

One untrue thing that people are angry about and should not be is the rumor that the government is coming to take away people’s guns, which has caused a tremendous increase in gun ownership and public shootings. But government confiscating people’s guns is a lie if there ever was one; which conspiracy made its way into the mainstream at the rise of the Internet in the early 90s. Before that, there was only a back-alley conspiracy and it was rarely heard, talked about and shrugged off, let alone believed.

In fact, the government was more into gun-running than confiscation as documented in the Iran-Contra affair where, “Between 1981 and 1986, senior administration officials secretly facilitated the illegal sale of arms to Iran, which was subject to an arms embargo at the time.” The government then and now are not planning to send troops into people’s houses to take away their guns when the constitution gives people the right to have them. This is a ridiculous conspiracy theory that is being used to stock pile weapons for a make-believe Civil War; a doomsday scenario that socially displaced misfits desperately want. A rise against the federal government’s military is a suicide mission.

Another unfounded and unnecessary fear and misinformation campaign spread throughout the Internet by oil companies and other raw material manufactures is the disbelief in the government scientists about Climate Change or Global Warming. More people are skeptical of the government and are vehemently misinformed about this topic than should be. Whether it is true or not, anyone can see the shift in weather cycles and should agree to update the country’s infrastructure and preparedness strategies. The backlash over these policies has created long-term bottlenecks in government infrastructure advancement and reduced government regulation of corporations.

What people should be upset about, but are not, is the quality of our food, water, and healthcare we receive. These are things that make for survival and increased productivity of a nation’s families, workforce, and advancement. But people seem not to care about these things. There are no protest, outrage and little policies written that address any of these things. The nation’s farmers should be watched and regulated regularly. The municipalities that clean our water and guard the water sources also, and the rate of medical science to research and develop cures for the many diseases and illnesses we face should be monitored and controlled instead of mass producing and distributing pharmaceutical drugs to sustain the problems.

Unfortunately, average citizens are actually complaining about government regulations on behalf of corporations who want to do away with those protections instead of fighting for a better quality of life. This is misplaced anger on steroids. People are too worried about the wrong things as opposed to what we actually need to survive.

Another ignored intrusion by government is the courts; such as divorce courts, that break apart family’s, child support and services, and the two-tiered justice system that protects the wealthy and impoverishes the middle class and working poor. The wealthy legislate from a bench so far away from reality they are tearing the nation apart based on theory and supposition they have no clue about, having lived sheltered lives behind gated communities. Where is the anger in that?

However, there is legitimate concern on the part of the people about government (and corporate) intrusion into privacy both in public places and on the Internet. People are surveilled 24/7 on the streets and in stores, yet their data and personal information is constantly stolen and sold yet we allow this intrusion without protest. And when the people do protest, they are silenced in the media and in the courts. Increasingly, the people are ignored by politicians and corporations and agenda’s that satisfy the wealthy are put into place instead, stereotyping the people as criminals.

People are angry about gas and food prices, lack of disposable income, limited work-life balance and pay increases; all of which are not controlled by government, but by corporations. The misplaced anger is astounding. Unfortunately, the mainstream media, the only source of information that informs the people every morning of any real crises, has been bought by those who push a narrative of propaganda, conspiracies, and misinformation all in their own favor.

If there ever was a time needed for a movement by the people to take back their country and their liberty, it is now. The people have the power but too many are being brainwashed to fight and vote against their own interest. Propaganda is powerful but there is a way to defeat it, which is to use the same medium against them that are used against us; Public imagery of corporate exploitation of the people.

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