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Forum Post: Democracy or Union of Socialist America?

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 12:30 p.m. EST by landofthelost (9)
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Looking at the entirety of OWS, and other "Occupy" demonstrations going on, it seems to all boil down to one problem. That the US Government is no longer a democracy. Just look at the definition per Merriam Webster: "government by the people; especially : rule of the majority".

Yes, there are a lot of complaints about the 1% not paying their fair share of taxes, large corporations profiting at our expense, etc. But it got this way when laws were passed and policies created which favor the 1%, not the 99%. This is not Democracy in action, but more of a government by the wealthy and powerful for the wealthy and powerful.

This country was founded with the expectation that our Government would always continue to be a democracy, however it no longer is.

We grew up expecting our Government to be a democracy as intended by our forefathers, but it no longer is.

At this point I don't see an easy way out of it. Either we, the people, will be willing to give up our Democratic expectations, or we won't. Either there will be continued and escalating civil unrest until the current system is revamped or replaced by a true Democracy once again, or we will just give up and live with 1% of the population controlling our lives and future.

I suppose there is a third possible outcome, where the 1% uses the military and police (Government paid employees) to hold their position, in which case we might expect U.S.A. to stand for Union of Socialist America.



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[-] 1 points by jph (2652) 11 years ago

How about a democratic society, with a socialist backbone that feeds clothes and houses all citizens,. making possible an actual free market of innovation and entrepreneurship to give all the people an opportunity to better themselves and the world.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 11 years ago

I rather not have weapons involved

there is synergy

between people can be working to help each other

and developing a base for democratic elections,