An American Dictatorship

Free and Fair Elections

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United States

The United States like to say that all countries would be better if they had free and fair elections on a regular basis.

They will put extraordinary pressure on those countries that they feel do not allow their people true democracy, to change their ways. These countries are usually dictatorships.

The countries that are dictatorships but do not get pressured by the US are countries where the dictator usually favors the US in matters of trade, votes with them in the United Nations and supports them in the ridiculing of others.

Hypocrisy

If the US were really interested in everybody having free and fair elections, then they should start by changing their own ways.

True, every American gets to vote in the Presidential Elections but what of the whole process?

I speak now of the Primary run offs. Why can’t all the States vote on the same day?

By stretching out these run offs, it gives a distinct advantage to the wealthy. They can back and finance the candidates they want to the point that any others have to drop out.

A free and fair election does not allow for any bias or prejudice. The run offs though, are always bias towards the wealthy, making them prejudice towards the poor.

Just as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a system is only as fair as its weakest point. Therefore if the run offs are unfair in the deciding of which candidates are to run in a Presidential Election, then the whole Presidential Election is unfair.

Wealth

Siphoned Off?
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Dictatorship

When an election process favors one minority, it is unfair. When the elections always favor the same minority, then it is a dictatorship. Welcome to the United States dictatorship.

Therefore the only difference between the US and other dictatorships is that with the others, we see the faces and know the names of the dictators. In the US the dictators hide behind “front men” or “face men”.

These “front men” are the politicians.

The dictators allow the front men to squabble and fight, on how they will dress up and distribute the scrapes. Providing of course that the politicians, have already ensured that the top table, is filled to the brim with only the best. The front men [or politicians] do this in the hope that one day, they too will be invited to that same top table.

We have all oohed and aaahed at the extravagances of these foreign dictators and felt in awe at the amounts of money they have been able to siphon from their people to private offshore banks.

These countries were all relatively poor though, compared to the US. Imagine how much could have been siphoned off by the American dictators.

Could it perhaps add up to the same amount as the US deficit?

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rafken 4 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

WD - I still don't get what you are saying. First, I never said anything about getting rid of the rich, I merely said that a rich person should only get as equal say as a poor one. Secondly if, as you say, the US is not a democracy, why do they want others to be. Isn't what is good for one good for all? Thirdly, if in Florida you really have done what you claim, then that is good it is exactly what I am talking about. So the question begs to be asked, why would you call me a communist? Are you one?


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Typical commie come back.

Wake up from your nap. Same old buz words "hypocrisy", "American Dictatorship", "unfair elections". You have been brainwashed by the media and the push against the extremely wealthy. I have been hearing the lines since I wore this suit. Besides, this is not a true democracy, it is a republic with representative government. We have a big job to change to a true democracy, and it can't be done by revolution.

Benjamin Franklin said,"You will never eliminate the poor by getting rid of the rich." Welcome to the real world. No rich means more poor.

"Call for fair elections"? You don't call for them, you make it happen. The system works from the grassroots up. I know I am an independent in Florida. We banned gill nets and are keeping you from drilling for oil off of our coast. Our last governor, Charley Crist blew off the rich, self serving republicans in this state to make a go with us. He did okay, considering. We build from there, we don't run our mouth about it.

Any fool can see what is wrong. There are too many wagging tongues as it is. Get to work.


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rafken 4 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

WD - That is the first time I have heard a call for free and fair elections to be linked to communism. You are obviously a perfect example of how the brainwashing is working.


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peoplepower73 4 years ago from Placentia California

Our democracy has evolved into an oligarchy. It is no longer representation by the people An oligarchy is a form of government in which most of the political power effectively rests with a small segment of society, typically the people who have the most wealth, military strength, ruthlessness or political influence. Great hub I like the organization. Thanks for SHARING.


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I see the old communist rhetoric from the day is still floating around.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Up and interesting. But, unfortunately a fact of life, as the people with power have always controlled those without it. We sometimes forget that our royal families and controlling entities have come from the battlefield wins of the past. It is the gang with the most power that rules, but uses 'privileges' to keep the members happy and an appearance of freedom ;-).

SOCIALLY SHARED, off to read "Who are the leaders?"


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Your point about only the wealthy being able to compete, or those backed by the wealthy, over the long haul is too true. I so wish someone would wake up and pass a bill requiring every candidate to be given the exact same amount of TV air time and that's it.


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badpoet81 4 years ago

Elections are certainly problematic for a variety of reasons, from questionable voting laws to Diebold machines.

Certainly a minority of actors worldwide control the brunt of the U.S. economy, and policy. This effectively disenfranchises our citizenry.

I offer a different verbiage; the Dictatorship of the Global Economy. The wealthiest few, who own the means of production at home and abroad, are setting policy, and globalizing the economy.

The U.S. is a big actor in the process, perhaps is even becoming the model for the regime to come worldwide.

You raise a lot of questions that should concern everyone; questions that people should investigate for themselves.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

Interesting perspective with respect to the American political process. I tend to agree with your point regarding the media. They have a huge stake in maintaining the staus quo. Televised debates and the campaign ads are a huge windfall. Indeed, the news has taken a back seat.

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