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Forum Post: Carter Says We Are in an Oligarchy

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 1, 2015, 7:03 p.m. EST by turbocharger (1756)
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[-] 2 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

The American Oligarchy is the great unspoken in US actually so good on Carter for saying so. Also fyi:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/princeton-experts-say-us-no-longer-democracy

http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oligarchy-super-pac-megadonors-have-conquered-american-politics_55bc1eece4b0b23e3ce2f5ec

"Those who formally rule take their signals and commands, not from the electorate as a body, but from a small group.. this group will be called the establishment. It exists, even though that existence is starkly denied; it is one of the secrets of the American social order." (Arthur S. Miller) taken from: http://www.oligarchyusa.com/

Furthermore, re. Dynastic Oligarchy, also consider: ''What the 1% Don't Want You to Know'' by Bill Moyers, with Paul Krugman talking about Thomas Piketty's now famous ''Capital in the 21st Century'' : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0

Not content with the power it already has, the Parasitic US Ruling Class is now moving to remove all remaining restraints on money in politics. The SCOTUS issued a ruling removing the cap on the total amount of money individuals can contribute to political campaigns.

The Financial Oligarchy uses its near unlimited political power and influence ... to divert an ever-greater share of the US economy to financial speculation and fraud. The Obama administration and the Federal Reserve .. after bailing out the banks - have kept interest rates at zero for nearly seven years, fuelling a raging financial bubble & ''free money bets'' underwritten in full by Taxpayers and Citizens!

The ''Dictatorship of the Wealthy''is inextricably tied to the basic structure of the capitalist system. Economic life is now totally subordinated to the insatiable profit demands of the Giant Banks and Corporations ... whose top executives account for an ever growing portion of America’s ultra-rich.

It doesn't have to be like this...

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

the "oligarqy" determine direction by funding a chosen set of tasks

If "they" fund weapons|

the people, always needing money for rent and interest

will work those jobs

[-] 1 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

See http://www.oligarchyusa.com/ + http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42528.htm

It's amazing how Americans are so wedded to their belief that they live in The Best Democracy!

[-] 2 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 2 years ago

The palistines are paid to build their own wall because no one is paying them to do anything else

[-] 2 points by lugano (1221) 2 years ago

The Palestinians are desperate and their economy is destroyed.Their brightest and best have left or try to leave to give their kids a chance. The Palestinian Diaspora are spread all over the world. The Zionist long game of Ethnic Cleansing continues unabated. Those who are left - live in Bantustans and behind walls, under Israeli Apartheid. By having prevented any possibility of a ''Two State Solution'' ... Israel is now faced with the reality of what it has created - APARTHEID!

Therefore, the solution will be the same as in South Africa, ie ''One Person; One Vote; One Country''. Anyone who just can not live with that, Israeli or Palestinian, can then vote with their feet while using any dual nationality passports. Also, please do try to consider:

''Noam Chomsky - "Israel : An Apartheid State" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe-SbBD9sl8

"The Forgotten Palestinians" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCQx47kN6tI by Ilan Pappe

"Rabbis for Palestine" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcjNJacDvPo

'''Israel Can Do No Wrong': Jewish Dissent, Jewish Repression'', by Stanley Kutler : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanley-kutler/israel-can-do-no-wrong-je_b_4521643.html

"Israel's Sacred Terrorism", by Livia Rokach: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20831.htm

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8851) from Phoenix, AZ 2 years ago

Jimmy Carter, like Bernie Sanders ran as a Democrat, if you want to actually do something about this stop dreaming and get involved!

[-] 0 points by grapes (4989) 2 years ago

The mass in Jimmy Carter's liver now removed gave him the courage to say it before he dies of cancer. Facing the abyss of death is great for anyone to discover what is truly important in their lives to get done.

[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 2 years ago

I always figured there was a reason he was the odd man out in all the presidential gatherings.