Someone is going to be in power. That is the human condition. Who do you want in charge?
“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Abraham Lincoln (attributed)
In the absence of government, “Might makes right” The strongest enslaves everyone else. That is the feudal system. Everyone is a slave except the King.
The modern equivalent to the feudal system, divine right of kings, is money. Money is power. The ones with the most money make all the rules. That was America during the industrial revolution.
In a true democracy the elected representatives govern according to the pleasure of the people being governed.
So, how can those with the money take control with only 1% of the vote?
- Enter Alex Jones. Convince the people that the elected representatives have secret plots. For example: The United Nations, along with Obama, wants to exterminate the human race, become cyborg overlords and replace all others with cyborg slaves.
- Enter the Tea Party. Convince the people that the government is broken, then prove it by electing puppets who will obstruct the function of government and work against the pleasure of the governed further degrading the power of the 98%.
- Enter the spread of chaos by eliminated constitutional responsibilities to regulate firearms, commerce, and limit states power to oppress and enslave segments of their citizens.
- Enter Citizens United. Convince the people to elect puppets of the wealthy by false attacks on those who seek to improve life for the 98% of those governed.
- et cetera et cetera et cetera.
All the above weaken the US government’s ability to govern according to the pleasure of those governed. The resulting power vacuum is quickly fill by the power of money.
Alex Jones insanity. His existence proves that “you can fool some of the people all the time” http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/11/alex-jones-syria-diplomacy-a-plot-to-extinguish-humans-so-obama-and-elitists-can-be-cyborgs/
Day in the life of a Teabagger
TEABAGGER gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot
full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for
minimum water quality standards.
He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His
medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure
their safety and work as advertised.
All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers
medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their
employers for paid medical insurance, now TEABAGGER gets it too. He prepares
his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. TEABAGGER’s bacon and eggs are safe to
eat because some liberala fought for laws to regulate those industries.
TEABAGGER takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is
properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents
because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting
on his body and how much it contained. TEABAGGER dresses, walks outside and
takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree-
hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our
Then he puts on his tricorner hat, jumps in his car (which is safe and reliable because conservatives lost the fight to allow manufacturers to market rolling deathtraps), drives across town (which would be impossible without all those pesky traffic regulations) on publicly-built streets and across publicly-built bridges to a political demonstration where, foaming at the mouth, he screams “Keep your filthy gummint hands off my Social Security check!”