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  1. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, 8 months ago

    “The power of a small elite which possessed most of the wealth was greater than the power of the republican government elected by the people, presumably to run the country in the interests of all its citizens. This group was determined to preserve its privileged position and thus its money. …….. there had been a virtual alliance between the possessor class and the Republic, which it manipulated through its control of the press, the financing of political parties, and the handling of its vast funds to influence the fiscal policies of government. …….The Bankers and the Businessmen had learned the technique of how, in a democratic society, to thwart the will of the majority”

    -William L. Shirer, writing about the troubles in France during the 1930’s, in his book: “The Collapse of the Third Republic”

    Any similarity with the U.S. today?

  2. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 8 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    Thanks. I wasn’t depressed enough…..

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    The transition from a Republic to a Plutocracy continues. Those of the plutocrats, theocrats and oligarchs who have planned this and those before them who laid the foundation are winning. We are the only ones standing in their way and they know it. Too bad most are ignorant of it or are powerless to stop them.

  4. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, 8 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49
    When you say it like that, it almost plays out like the chapters in Asimov’s first Foundation novel.

  5. lopaka

    lopaka said, 8 months ago

    The best money can buy.

    If it is an incumbent, vote for the other one.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months ago

    I hear the Republicans are fomenting rebellion against the RepubliCons in Kansas. How? By encouraging people to vote Democratic until the Cons start fixing things instead of breaking them. Interesting news.

  7. gytx1948

    gytx1948 said, 8 months ago

    The poor and working poor are not in charge.

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