In order to defend our Republic we must know our Republic. In the same manner that we take our bodies to the doctor for check ups, there are times we need to take our citizenship for it’s annual checkup. We have witnessed how good people put their trust blindly in the hands of others, in the hands of the media. It’s called the fourth power alongside the Presidency, Congress and the arm of Justice. Checks and balances, they tell us. Americans have become more and better informed. Americans have become much more involved in the electoral process yet remain blindly inflexible on issues that permeate the entire process. Set in our ways, like letters written on stone, Americans appear unwilling to re-evaluate their basic premises, which sustain their core beliefs. Clutching old political formulas without ever revisiting them and keeping an open mind to other, maybe better, political formulas creates a stagnant, highly manipulated electorate. Yes, you and me. We are not suggesting you throw out the baby with the bath water but to re-learn and embrace a new approach by questioning, intelligently the old approach.
One of the most important areas that needs our undivided attention is our core and unquestioning belief that the United States of America is a functioning democracy. “For the people, by the people.” I urge you to study and research this assessment. The truth is that the United States democracy has evolved or devolved into an Oligarchy, as confirmed by President Jimmy Carter, if you don’t believe me.
An Oligarchy is government by the few, specially despotic power exercised by a small and privileged group for corrupt or selfish purposes. Oligarchies in which members of the ruling group are wealthy or exercise their power through their wealth are known as plutocracies. (Wikipedia). Embrace new language to define and describe the world we inhabit. Clinging to the belief that our government is a Democracy makes us feel better. This offers a semblance of control over our lives but sadly it is untrue. You and your children go to war to perpetuate others Oligarchy. This truth may be painful but it will set you free. Embrace it and act accordingly.
Switzerland is a rare example of a country with direct democracy at the levels of the municipalities, cantons, and federal state. Citizen have more power than a representative democracy. (Wikipedia). This stings like a direct arrow at the existence of the Electoral College. The people elected Al Gore and Hillary Clinton. The Oligarchy elected and inaugurated George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump.
We, 300 million plus people, buy into the US Oligarchy bag of tricks thanks to the all powerful arm of the media . So much has been said about freedom of the press. Well, in my opinion, it’s free all right but it is not truthful. The media is the Oligarchy’s manipulating arm to make us go along with this fake democracy. There is the left wing media. There is the right wing media. There are the other media. The media has divided the fake truth pie to keep us fighting each other while perpetuating the fake Democracy and feeding the true Oligarchy with more power, which is our money, every single day of our lives. The only outcome to this scenario is that we continue to fight each other while the Oligarchs get richer and richer and richer and we work harder and beg for a handout. I urge you to stop for a moment and think through what I am attempting to expose. Don’t trust me. Don’t trust anyone. Study the subject and re-evaluate your own conclusions. Add flexibility to your language and thoughts.