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Originally posted by yuanshao101
Exactly the world knows america is controlled by its government and run by fear and oppression but the amaerican people do not realise
Originally posted by Seekerof
Just for the sake of clarity, "fear and oppression" is defined as being?
Originally posted by Loki
I think Theocracy is going a bit far.
If you're familiar with the concept of the Fascist Technocracy, then I think that's a bit closer to the mark.
We have a government wherein there are people of dubious moral standards controlling everything that we do as a whole...while they're pouring money into Technological fields, products of which keep us happy and sedated.
We're under peoples thumbs, and couldn't care less, because that's how great we have it here.
I bet that the per capita posession of an Xbox in Iraq is probably something like 1 per million citizens, but within the year, that rate will go up. Because we're ubanizing, and modernizing? No, because the way our society works, is to blind people who may ordinarily care, to the real issues. We're too busy drooling over material goods, that we've stopped caring about humanity, so long as we've got our cK jeans, everything will be alright.
Theocracy, on the other hand, is where we conquer with guns and bibles. We're not keeping people controlled with religion anymore...it's a practice that is falling into disuse. In fact, we are now toppling Theocracies. It is a pillar of the islamic faith that the religious leaders and political leaders be the same, or at least be associated closely.
No, we're not a Theocracy, and it's truly hard to pigeon-hole our society like that, because our government doesn't follow a specific schema, and our actual social structure governs us more closely than our leaders.
Hooray for Classism.