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America is no longer a democracy — never mind the democratic republic envisioned by Founding Fathers.
Rather, it has taken a turn down elitist lane and become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population — an oligarchy, said a new study jointly conducted by Princeton and Northwestern universities.
One finding in the study: The U.S. government now represents the rich and powerful, not the average citizen, United Press International reported.
Plutocracy (from Greek πλοῦτος, ploutos, meaning "wealth", and κράτος, kratos, meaning "power, dominion, rule") or plutarchy, is a form of oligarchy and defines a society ruled or controlled by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens. The first known use of the term was in 1652. Unlike systems such as democracy, capitalism, socialism or anarchism, plutocracy is not rooted in an established political philosophy. The concept of plutocracy may be advocated by the wealthy classes of a society in an indirect or surreptitious fashion, though the term itself is almost always used in a pejorative sense. either, it still adds up to the same thing, but most Americans like it, because they equate wealth with intelligence
Oh yeah, I would have thought America would be more accurately labelled a plutocracy, rather than an oligarchy. But then I’m nit-picking.
Today, both concepts — plutocrats and oligarchs — refer to the growing influence the rich – and especially the superrich – have on the national (and international) political economy. Oligarchs are plutocrats who use their enormous wealth to further a particularly conservative, if not rightwing, agenda.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Every University I hear discussing the US calls us a "democracy" same as most politicians and leftist hacks. As if repeating something enough times will make it a fact. Keep dreaming socialists and world government wannabes, the US is a Republic and the only form of government that I will recognize.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.
originally posted by: lordcomac
a reply to: Jonjonj
Questioning the official story makes you a crazy person at best, and a criminal at worst. Without some sort of mass awakening where the majority of the population figures it out at once, it will just be suppressed.
Of course, unless it's on the latest TV show, your average person wouldn't even think about it.