The term Nacirema is American spelled backward. It was first introduced by Horace Miner in, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema." Today, it is mainly used by anthropologists to distance themselves, and avoid personal bias, when writing about American culture, its rituals and its customs.
Nacireman federal elections are coming up in less than a year. Unfortunately for Nacireman folk, they have to vote in yet another election under an authoritarian regime that is becoming increasingly oligarchic.
Although Nacirema country labels itself as a representative democracy, it is quite evident that the country is under the grips of an authoritarian regime. In Nacirema country, political pluralism is limited due to a two-party system — one can hardly say that this is any better than a one-party system.
Naciremans can form other parties. However, similar to one-party authoritarian systems, those other parties will never win. Hence, if a Nacireman wants to join state or federal politics, they are forced to pledge allegiance to one of the two parties in order to stand a chance of success. This also affects their legislature, which is often at a stalemate between the two parties.
The country has always had a turbulent history with democracy. In fact, it’s low-income and minority citizens have never truly tasted democracy. At various points of Nacireman history, non-property-holding white males, African Americans, Native Americans and women could not vote. Moreover, contemporary voter suppression continues to prevent Naciremans from voting.