posted on Oct, 29 2008 @ 03:28 PM
Moonage, you are seriously overestimating the extent of their power. Populations can and do move their governments, and this can and does
inconvenience "The Powers That Be".
Giving up monarchy was not part of the plan for those people. They had to work extremely hard to survive the birth of democracy, and they'd be
happier if they could take it away from us again.
The individuals who hold power behind the scenes will continue to generate scenarios which make the underlying ideals and assumptions of liberal
democracy appear to be flawed and outmoded.
They will generate situations like 9/11 to try and convince us that privacy is dangerous to the collective.
They will start unpopular wars and never give them up, to lower the standard- set a low par for the course if you will- by conditioning us to the idea
that governments ignore the people in affairs of state.
They will continue to give us presidents who were not elected by a majority, and continue to expose us to close and complicated races decided by
technicality, to get us accustomed to having committees, courts, and assorted bureaucrats decide elections for us.
By these means and others, unelected bureaucrats will be gradually raised to positions of great power, and also be insulated from public criticism.
Democracy will not be exterminated. It will be bred out of existence- slowly being hybridized with layer after layer of crooked bureaucracy.
They have every reason to do this. You can always get just a little bit more powerful. And it's never enough.