posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 02:25 AM
I wouldn't say democracy is a total illusion, but it is not near what it is supposed to be.
However, I do not believe the world is controlled by 13 interconnected bloodlines that rule the world, using governments as their "puppets." I'd
believe more that the world is ruled by no one ultimately, but is CONTROLLED by very rich people of corporations and bankers who have great influences
on the various governments.
And yeah, I know all about how the Federal Reserve System is really a privately-owned corporation and such, etc....etc....
democracy in this nation hasn't gone completely the way of the dodo though, not by far. People still have lots of freedoms, and there are lots of
activist groups out there who hate the gov't. This is modern times, where you cannot run an advanced society without educated people. Educated people
means you cannot fully control or brainwash the society (this caused the Soviet Union problems later on as they had to educate more and more
Remember, the United States military does not fall under the total control of the gov't, and consists of the people, many people very loyal to the
United States, and in the event of something crazy like the U.S.'s sovereignty being turned over to the U.N. say, the people could storm Washington
and overthrow the gov't there and there is nothing to really stop them, as the military cannot and I do not think would turn against its own people.
And if such a thing DID happen, it would cause a true national outrage if civilians expressing their Constitutional rights (because technically their
freedom has been removed in such a situation) were gunned down my military troops, which would also cause a lot of chaos in the military itself,
etc......so in the end, democracy is still there, it is just that the gov't will always be the puppet of super rich people because of lobbying. As
long as lobbying exists, the gov't will always be controlled ultimately by rich folk.