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4. Great composition...you get an "A"
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 12:37 PM
Dec 2015

We are fast becoming a banana republic...3rd world country politically...and financially insolvent many times over. We are already an oligarchy to some extent...say in it up to our knees.

The billionaires and those politicians that are indebted...those they buy ... Are the Oligarchy. They only buy/donate to those that will do their bidding and give them the return on their investment. That's business politics. The two-party system is a sham. They give to both sides so both sides have to march to their drum.

Oligarchy (from Greek ὀ??????ί? (oligarkhía); from ὀ?ί??? (olígos), meaning "few", and ἄ??? (arkho), meaning "to rule or to command&quot [1][2][3] is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not a necessary condition for the application of this term.

The choice...far more important than any other...is which way this country wants to go. Further down the road of this oligarchy (i.e. ignorance)...because in 8 years it will likely be a done deal...or to scratch and crawl back to some form of democracy where people "buy" with their votes. (Who can remember when that was?)

I'm pretty pessimistic and feel like the Oligarchy will win. It's too complex for most to see beyond gay rights, abortion, war ... visceral emotions ... rather than measured and reasoned intellectual discussion and education. Admittedly that is "boring" compared to the emotions currently aroused and poised to fight over.

Bernie's main platform is getting us out of the SCOTUS/Billionaire/anti-voting rights millieu. That's why not only is he not being covered by the press, but he doesn't offer the feel-good, political pandering of throwing out the above mentioned "bones" for the peasants to fight over.

Mid-Night Essay [View all] H2O Man Dec 2015 OP
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Great composition...you get an "A" libdem4life Dec 2015 #4
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