PRINCETON STUDY: THE U.S. IS NOT ‘LOSING’ ITS DEMOCRACY, IT’S ALREADY LONG GONE | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

PRINCETON STUDY: THE U.S. IS NOT ‘LOSING’ ITS DEMOCRACY, IT’S ALREADY LONG GONE

SOURCE: COLLECTIVE-EVOLUTION
The notion that citizens of the United States don’t actually live in a democracy has been picking up steam for decades, with scars from economic, social and political decay inflicting themselves ever more deeply into our psyches as the years move on.

You would think that, with the rise of science and technology, we would have been able to build a far more prosperous nation. Instead, we have seen a vast reduction in our standard of living, and are being forced to work longer and harder in increasingly menial and unfulfilling jobs across the board. We are ever more being subjected to the control-hungry vicissitudes of mega-corporations that are swallowing up American entrepreneurship and prosperous self-employment.

The notion that we as individuals are failing ourselves as a nation, and somehow have earned the massive and growing national debt as a result of our own poor decisions and ineptitude, is only valid if you still believe that we are living in a democracy, where the majority of individuals directly make policy. If in fact the United States ever fully operated this way, the least we can say is that our democracy is currently broken.

Of course, if you are in the small coterie of economic elites at the top of the pyramid, you don’t feel that anything is broken. In fact, in the back rooms where all the important meetings take place, you likely spend part of the time congratulating each other because things are going exactly according to plan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Elections, in this country, give our citizens the illusion of choice in Presidential candidates, where we have utterly none; at the end of the day, candidates are vetted to make certain they are war-centric and surveillance-centric (not of themselves, of course, but ordinary people); have no difficulties dealing with certain dictatorial governments which buy a huge load of weapons from the US; and like the current socio-economic system, including all of the wealthy's tax breaks, frozen right where they are in time in this country, with little chance of real advancement, or better wealth equity.

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