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Forum Post: Nothing new about American political corruption

Posted 1 year ago on June 8, 2012, 10:01 p.m. EST by TitusMoans (2367) from Boulder City, NV
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American political corruption has become sort of a textbook example on how to buy a government. This rot, however, the twisting of a republic into an oligarchy, is nothing new. It happened long ago, before any of us were born, and we've been raised and indoctrinated to believe our way is the right way. So, of course, we constantly witness a frightened reticence to really challenge the ruling class. Others, conditioned by the constant stream of propaganda that fills our lives, truly believe our system is best, uncorrupted--except of course for people that believe otherwise, who should all be deported or imprisoned.

Not surprisingly, the United States had already donned the scarlet letter of political corruption over 100 years ago.

In an essay on the the original need, evolution, and demise of the state Friedrich Engels used our country as an example of a system gone wrong. He wrote, "...the democratic republic officially knows nothing any more of property distinctions. In it wealth exercises its power indirectly, but all the more surely. On the one hand, in the form of the direct corruption of officials, of which America provides the classical example; on the other hand, in the form of an alliance between government and Stock Exchange."

Amazing, to have America singled out by one of the great political theorists as the prime example of corruption. So line up to vote in November but remember, most of the polticians of both parties are bought and paid for.

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