Great article. I’ve ranked myself independent for a long time and have a hard time understanding why we cling to the corruption that these two parties have made standard practice. Rigging their electoral process is just the start. Both parties are bought and paid for and only a sustained grass roots movement could shift them. But we, as Americans, don’t have the attention span to accomplish that, nor the wherewithal to withstand the onslaught from lobbyists, corrupt press, and corporatists resisting any challenge to their power. But I’m glad you’re still leaning into the wind.