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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

American Totalitarianism

"Most people think of this as an election, where voters go to the polls and select their preferred candidate. But I believe, and an increasing number of viewers believe, that our political system has become an auction in which the highest bidder wins." - Dylan Ratigan.
It's actually worse than that. Our elections are controlled so that the outcome, no matter which of the major party candidates wins, represents no threat to established corporate and political interests that control the country. The population is manipulated into thinking that elections represent true democracy, while in fact they are not democratic at all...they are planned. As political scientist and philosopher Sheldon Wolin has written, what we have is not democracy, it is inverted totalitarianism. Instead of a dictator we have corporations and controlled elections. It's a sad state of affairs.

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