Lets look at political parties in the light of reality using the fantasy free advantage.
When was the last time voters accomplished their goals as political party members? Go back as far as you wish. 50 years is o.k. Then ask, how much have those who work outside of the formal political system to impose their will on congress, and thus all who support political party?
Then look at all of the bills, congress passed in the 2022 session. Do you by any chance notice that on these bills that parties vote yes. Are you familiar with these bills? Don’t feel bad. No one else does either.
Support a political party and you are successfully guaranteed, You will be protected from knowing anything congress is genuinely doing. Join a party and the party thinks for you. Now, a politicians of a political party will tell you what you want to hear. Is that good enough for you?
Why join a party? One advantage is that you don’t have to think.The party thinks for you. Belonging to a party makes voters feel like they are making a contribution to the country. It serves as a great place for virtue signaling. It is a great place to showcase political views.
Join a party and you are taken taken out of the political equation.