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It is well known that it is just 1% of Americans hold America’s wealth. So if this is the case why do Americans do nothing about it?
Is it because they can’t?
People will say “but this isn’t true, the United States is a democracy and all the people are responsible for picking their President.” Are they really?
Yes it’s true that all Americans get to vote on who they want to be President but who are their choices from?
We start with the caucuses where candidates offer themselves to run. This process though costs money. The wealthy back who they want and ensure that they are able to blanket the media with their propaganda, especially since the creation of Super PACs has been endorsed. Other contenders who do not have the backing of the 1% get “bought” out of the race if they don’t go well at the beginning.
First of all the caucuses take place State by State and not everybody can vote in them, let’s be generous and say only 1% take part. Is this 1% a true cross section of the State?
How many homeless are invited to take part?
How many serving military can take part?
Now look at how many of that 1% is in fact part of the 1% of wealth or work for the 1% of wealth.
Then consider that by the time the candidates not backed by the wealthy drop out, perhaps only 5 States have held their caucuses. That is at best 10% of the country, so that means that, who actually runs for President, that all Americans can vote for, has in fact been decided by 10% of 1%, or 0.1% of the American people and this 0.1% has been heavily influenced by the top 1%.
Now we get to the Presidential election, yes everybody does get a chance to vote. The 1% does not have to worry who wins, they have already ensured that anybody they did not want, or posed a threat to their dominance is not in the race. The 1% will back whichever candidate they want, often backing both, for promises of returned favors by the eventual winner.
The resulting vote by 100% of the American people results in, at best, a transfer of wealth between the top 1% and at worst an increase of their dominance over the country.
It is the realization of these facts and knowing that the election is just a sham for international propaganda purposes, that many people who have the opportunity to vote, no longer do. The ever decreasing numbers of potential voters, who actually vote, has dropped to below 50%.
The 1% will tell you though that this is because the common people don’t care about their country and if they don’t care then why should they care for them?
- Is Democracy, Hypocrisy?
Democracy is supposed to be good, but with more people refusing to vote, has it become hypocrisy. Is there a better way?
So this is the great American democracy.
A democracy, that the US claims, that if others don’t have it, then they are barbaric, uncaring, uneducated, heathen or even demonic.
This is a democracy that the US has gone to war to try and spread. It is a cause that has cost many true Americans their lives, although rarely any of the 1%.
During the Dark Ages in Europe, the wealthy Lords would decide amongst themselves a King, and then they would tax their people and provide soldiers to the King in an effort to increase their combined power and wealth. The more power the Lords wanted, then the more the people had to pay in taxes and lives.
The United States has now begun its own dark ages and the Lords have set sight on the whole world as their target for control.
In most countries in Europe, the Dark Ages were followed by change brought about by violent revolutions of one kind or another.
Will America change its ways and show itself to be the great leader in humanities and peace, that it claims to be, or will it too find itself entwined in internal strife before its Lords and masters reach their ultimate goal of world domination?
The United States should certainly get its own house in order before it becomes a critic of others.
It needs to regain its democracy and tether its wealthy Lords.
- Who are the Leaders?
Are there a group of powerful people that really rule? They control the politicians and all their actions. They consider themselves Demi- Gods and beyond the law.
- The Death of Democracy
Why did the US help to stop a referendum in Greece? Can this mark the end to democracy?
- What about Human Rights?
If the US are so concerned with human rights around the world, why are they doing big business with the worst offenders?
- Spot the Difference
The United States has a lot to say about the Middle East, especially when it comes to human rights. Are they though flaunting human rights themselves by speaking out?
- The American Myth
Propaganda is a powerful but you should not believe your own.The United States is an example of how powerful propaganda can be and also of how it can be so wrong.
- Justifying China
President Obama has said that the US will cut its military budget. Is this a good thing and what are they blaming China for?