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America’s Real Divide Isn’t Left vs. Right. It’s Democracy vs. Oligarchy

Written by on July 10, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
America’s Real Divide Isn’t Left vs. Right. It’s Democracy vs. Oligarchy

In reality, the biggest divide in America today runs between oligarchy and democracy. When oligarchs fill the coffers of political candidates, they neuter democracy. #wealthinequality #governmentcorruption

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In an Oligarchy, Voting is a Tool to Manufacture the Illusion of Consent

Written by on October 23, 2016 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
In an Oligarchy, Voting is a Tool to Manufacture the Illusion of Consent

In 2014, a Princeton study in the academic journal Perspectives on Politics published their conclusion that America had officially transitioned to an oligarchy. Inarguably, there is an invisible government running America, yet we are still urged to cast our vote for president every four years. Why do they allow us to participate in this charade if they know our vote doesn’t make any difference?

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Manufactured Separation: We Have the Same Enemy, Yet We’re All Divided

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Corruption, Government with 14 Comments
Manufactured Separation: We Have the Same Enemy, Yet We’re All Divided

Everyone can feel the disharmony in the air, as the wars never seem to stop, the environment continues to be decimated, and the wealth inequality of the world progressively expands farther and farther in opposite directions. On the surface, this appears to be a normal part of the “ups and downs” of life, as history always repeats itself. Yet looking deeper down the rabbit hole, one can clearly see that these differences that divide us are nothing more than illusory conflicts purposely manufactured by a hidden layer of power. It’s all part of a tactic that’s often referred to as the Hegelian Dialect, and is the reason for most of the division in the world today. It’s time the people wake up to this sick hoax and reclaim the planet.

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A Billionaire Warns Fellow Oligarchs: “The Pitchforks Are Coming”

Posted by on June 29, 2014 in Economy with 1 Comment
A Billionaire Warns Fellow Oligarchs: “The Pitchforks Are Coming”

Multi-millionaire Nick Hanauer sees the writing on the wall: nowhere in history did wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out.

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Inside The Koch Brothers’ Secret Billionaire Summit

Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Corruption with 0 Comments
Inside The Koch Brothers’ Secret Billionaire Summit

The level of security at the recent mega-donor American Courage conference leads one to wonder—why such secrecy if the Kochs’ initiatives are in the best interest of the public?

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Join the Rolling Rebellion for Democracy, July 5 to 12

Posted by on June 23, 2014 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Join the Rolling Rebellion for Democracy, July 5 to 12

Government will not fix itself unless the people organize and mobilize to end the ‘rule of money’ and replace it with the real ‘rule of people.’ ’ This week of a “Rolling Revolt” is the first stage of an ongoing campaign to create real democracy in the United States.

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The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
The Six Principles of the New Populism (and the Establishment’s Nightmare)

More Americans than ever believe the economy is rigged in favor of Wall Street and big business and their enablers in Washington. We’re five years into a so-called recovery that’s been a bonanza for the rich but a bust for the middle class. “The game is rigged and the American people know that. They get it right down to their toes,” says Senator Elizabeth Warren. Which is fueling a new populism on both the left and the right. While still far apart, neo-populists on both sides are bending toward one another and against the establishment.

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Princeton Study Finds the General Public Has Virtually No Influence on Governmental Policy

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Government with 0 Comments
Princeton Study Finds the General Public Has Virtually No Influence on Governmental Policy

Princeton University researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page discovered that economic elites virtually determine governmental policy and “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” Read more: Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy

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Paul Krugman: Worried About Oligarchy? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Government with 0 Comments
Paul Krugman: Worried About Oligarchy? You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Even people who are now employing the rhetoric of the “1% versus the 99%” do not fully appreciate the disaster that global wealth inequality is causing. Modern capitalism has put the world “on the road not just to a highly unequal society, but to a society of an oligarchy—a society of inherited wealth.” We are becoming very much the kind of society we imagine we’re nothing like.

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McCutcheon, and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

Posted by on April 4, 2014 in Agencies & Systems, Politics with 0 Comments
McCutcheon, and the Vicious Cycle of Concentrated Wealth and Political Power

If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five Republican appointees to the Supreme Court wouldn’t be as dangerous. But by taking “Citizen’s United” one step further and effectively eviscerating campaign finance laws, the Court has issued an invitation to oligarchy.

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