Is America A Plutarchy Or A Corporatocracy?
“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.”
I was doing some reading on various government structures and came across oligarchy, and I was shocked on how closely America resembles this type of governmental structure. As I did some more reading I came across a form of government called corporatocracy which actually defined our structure better. Many Americans think they live within a Liberal Democracy which favors the freedom of the citizens of the state. Every 2-4 years we have the freedom to elect new officials whose purpose it is to serve their constituents. These elected officials do not serve us they serve the corporations lining their pockets more than the people. I would like everyone to sit back and ponder this. Do you feel you live in such a nation?
An oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small segment of society distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, or military control. These states are often controlled by politically powerful families whose children are heavily conditioned and mentored to be heirs of the power of the oligarchy. In this country we do not have royalty, but we do have great wealth that controls most of this country. I am sure the children of these wealthy people are groomed to take over when they pass. I wonder if the ruling rich can be considered royalty. Who ever controls the country controls the military. The military fights for our safety and well being, but at the same time guarantees there is no possible way the people can revolt.
Oligarchies have been tyrannical throughout history, being completely reliant on public servitude to exist. The corporations controlling this country would not have the means to operate without the people. In the movie “Capitalism a Love Story” by Michael Moore he shows a letter from I believe US Bank sent out to their “Elite” customers stating the only thing standing in their way of a complete “plutocracy” is the American people’s right to vote. A Plutocracy is rule by the wealthy or power provided by wealth. The combination of both plutocracy and oligarchy is called plutarchy.
Robert Michels believed that any political system eventually evolves into an oligarchy. He called this the “iron law of oligarchy.” According to this school of thought, modern democracies should be considered as oligarchies. In these systems, actual differences between viable political rivals are small, the oligarchic elite impose strict limits on what constitutes an acceptable and respectable political position, and politicians’ careers depend heavily on unelected economic and media elites. Thus the popular phrase: there is only one political party, the incumbent party.
Corporate oligarchy (Corporatocracy) is a form of power, governmental or operational, where such power effectively rests with a small, elite group of inside individuals, sometimes from a small group of educational institutions, or influential economic entities or devices, such as banks, commercial entities that act in complicity with, or at the whim of the oligarchy, often with little or no regard for constitutionally protected prerogative.
One of Satan’s greatest deception was tricking the people he does not exist. I wonder if the greatest deception our government has done is tricking us into believing we are truly free.
September 7, 2010 - Posted by The Random Thinker | America, Change, Community, Culture, Debates, Freedom, Government, Journal, Life, Opinion, Philosophy, Political Science, Quotes, Rights, Social Debates, Social Injustices, Society | America, Blog, Blogging, Change, Community, Coporations, Corporatocracy, Culture, Debates, Democracy, Freedom, Government, Karl Marx, oligarchy, Philosophy, plutarchy, Plutocracy, Political Science, Politics, Quotes, Social Debates, Social Injustices, Society, We The People
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Welcome to “The Life and Mind of No One Special,” a community where philosophers, theologians, profound thinkers, poetry lovers, and everyone in-between, can come together for the melding of minds. In trying to find the proper words to describe this blog only two words come to mind “personal” and “random.” My site is a personal invitation inside the inner workings of my mind, and a window into my very being. I write about my personal struggles with my mental illness. I talk about my personal journey to find answers to questions which have no answers, such as my search to find meaning between nothingness and faith. I have no clear agenda when I sit down to write my posts. There is no preparation or thought I put into it. I simply sit back grab a random thought from the millions of endless racing thoughts shooting around in my head. I just quickly grab one and go with it. There is no rhyme or reason to this site, it is simply chaotic yet somehow exists in perfect order. This is my personal journey to find understanding in a meaningless universe.
“The key to wisdom is this – constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.”
About me: I am a published author, and founder of The Bucket List Foundation. Thru the art of writing I have found a way to express the spectrum of my emotions. I enjoy the feeling of pen to paper and allowing the feelings I have inside to pour out, good, bad or in-between. I pride myself on the ability to write both dark and light material. My strength and passion are in poetry, although a dying breed, I still feel as though it is the purest way to truly share inner emotions of the human psyche. I bring the pain of personal struggles in life to my dark writing, each of my dark books are full of private pains endured. The poems are twisted and ominous and will take your mind to a place that will haunt your dreams. My lighter side finds the love and enjoyment I have experienced in my life. The poems are sensual and tender. The soft words will fill your heart with fond nostalgia of times you have loved another and inspire you to tell the ones you care for just how important they are.
The child in me comes out in what I hope to be the most successful of my endeavors, the Dylan Thomas series. I feel jubilant and youthful when I carve out this style of writing. I giggle at the words I see on the paper, although silly, it also encompasses the rituals and experience that life has brought me as a father. When I write based off current interactions with my children and wife I find a sense of wistfulness that can only truly be captured in the mind of a child.
In the end my goal is to use the written word to inspire another. To know that somewhere in the world someone is reading one of my pieces and has a reaction, whether it is sadness, love, joy, or a laugh. Knowing my words have provoked a sensation is the greatest reward you can ever have as a writer.
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