Posted 1 year ago on Oct. 28, 2020, 10:41 a.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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The American revolution wasn't about a tax on tea. It was about royal monopolies like the East India Company. They and the rest of the crown licensed rackets were the tyranny our forefathers overthrew. The King and Royal Peers forbade Americans to trade on our own. We could only buy what the aristocrats' monopolies brought us. We could only sell to aristocratic middles.
Today Americans are afflicted by abusive economic practices much as we were in 1776. The Wall St billionaire investors, with their corporations, own and operate almost all production and trade of the goods and services we depend on for life. Worse, they own and operate the politicians [especially conservatives] that we elect to run our government. The right wing populism that has dominated America since at least 1980 fails to recognize the source of contemporary American tyranny.
Right wing revolutionaries blame all the corporatist evil on liberal government. They don't even know that Corporatism is a marriage of corporate and state power that Mussolini promoted as a better title for fascism. It's the corporations and the their monopolies, oligopolies and secret trusts that own and operate everything, including the government, in the name of the investors.
But today's economic tyrants have really good PR. They keep the workers and poor fooled with television, news media, movies and public education that support the Wall St. Oligarchs' (including Trump's and the Republicans') agenda. The children of the rich are educated in private schools. There they learn to see and control a much different world than exists in our perception. They learn how to spin their right wing bullshit and appeal to the worst in us. They foment racism, intolerance, selfishness, greed etc. And so we allow ourselves to be conditioned to support their domination of our world.
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