America is no longer a Democracy at least not in the sense of previous generations. Today, your vote is paid for through deceptive ads and those with the most cash and biggest special interest donors to shove false ads in your face have the highest chance of winning an election. Billionaires, millionaires, spend hundreds of millions of dollars to deceive you into voting for the candidate most willing to do their bidding. Which, of course, is not necessarily the most qualified candidate, but the candidate who will do their bidding. For at least the past 50 years, the billionaire elite class has done an excellent job of toying with your tv commercials and radio airwaves convincing you to vote for the candidate the billionaire class have already approved, vetted and given a game plan to rig the system in their favor. Some pull on religion strings while others use the verbiage of a new 'political revolution' to excite young people. So of course, again, the winners of elections are most likely the ones with the most cash to spend lying through their teeth while smiling at you. Sure, some candidates dress like Christians, but believe in no such God, nor would such any God allow this level of corruption, inequality, homelessness, apathy for the poor. No God worth serving would allow these candidates to claim God told them to allow two million children to lay homeless, hungry on American streets while we drop $200,000 bombs a pop on people who pose no threat to the American people.Innocent people die for the rich to get richer and the poor to further suffer, suffer hell on earth. We have to ask is that democracy? The answer, of course, is no, that is not a democracy. Unless you've been under a rock, you realize the presidential campaign for 2016 is in full swing; most Democrats and Republicans disagreements on policy issues vary in a wide range.
Last night, the Democratic Debate, hosted in New Hampshire, presented a clear contrast between the country the Republican party seeks to restore; which are the policies of the past. Whereas the Democratic party wants to move forward with the progress, we've made with health care reform, criminal justice reform, and building an America which is based on people having a voice in their country again. In many previous elections, officials promised things they couldn't possibly deliver. For example, free education, free college tuition that is an unlikely reasonable promise, which isn't to say it's unattainable. Because it is but the fat cat billionaire class will never okay Congress raising their taxes to invest in the future of America; you see the system wouldn't be rigged if we all truly had a shot at an equal opportunity. While it is true, many people don't believe we all deserve the same chance to reach the God-given potential God placed in the hearts of His people, it doesn't make a difference if you have no political pull to swing the pendulum in the favor of the American people. You see, to maintain political supremacy, their class warfare is essential because while we fight each other and even shake a closed fist in the poorest, most vulnerable Americans destitute faces, we'll never notice the rich taking huge taxpayer subsidies while complaining about welfare and the lazy minorities. By the way, we spend far more on corporate welfare than social welfare. So, billionaires are the biggest recipients of welfare, not the poor. The truth is the priorities of those at the top have no bounds of reason in that, for example, the defense contractors don't care how many illegal wars we wage because either way they see the prosperity, and the poor receive dead soldiers in the name of freedom. Nothing in the conservative worshiped U.S. Constitution mentions kids dying for oil, regime change, pre-emptive war, enforcing American democracy throughout a region we, clearly, don't understand. We place a hand over a beating heart to the National Anthem; as if we're living up to the values of the men and women who died for true American freedom. Although I dislike the phrase "roll in their graves," here it makes sense the soldiers of wars past would roll in their graves should they see what the government is doing today in the name of freedom of National Security.
"Tens of millions of people in the United States are living their lives below the first threshold. The economic gap has been widening, denying millions of people a respectable life. Speaking about the widening economic gaps in the United States in July 2013, President Obama pointed out that the American middle class has hardly experienced any significant wage increase over the preceding decade, and that the "American dream" is turning into a myth.Statistics indicates the huge gap between the average incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans versus the remaining 99 percent: $1,303,198 versus $43,713, a gap of roughly 30 to 1. In 1950, the top 1 percent received only 5 percent of the total income produced during the economic expansion. The top 1 percent now receives 95 percent." (1).
"Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups and Average Citizens,” researchers compared 1,800 different U.S. policies that were put in place by politicians between 1981 and 2002 to the type of policies preferred by the average and wealthy American, or special interest groups.Researchers then concluded that U.S. policies are formed more by special interest groups than by politicians properly representing the will of the general people, including the lower-income class." (2) “The central point that emerges from our research is that economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent influence,” the study found."(3).
So, the study finds that we no longer live in a so-called democracy, yet we complain Iran is oppressing their people? We have the most people per capita in prison, but we are a free country? I guess the private prison industrial complex is free to house as many negros as possible, which is nothing more than a modern-day Transatlantic Slave Trade. Corporations get rich by housing negro's and poor whites. If you have no money to defend yourself in lady justice isn't blind, she's judged you guilty before you pled. As it related to the U.S.'s status as an Oligarchy, we must not forget about the police purposely planting drugs on African Americans just to throw them in jail. Imagine you're innocent of a crime. Imagine you're in jail before a judge a prosecutor presents "evidence" that you had drugs on you. Imagine the police testifying as to the drugs they found on your person, car. Imagine, it was all a big lie, and you didn't have drugs, contraband or whatever charged with; now, imagine the police planted the drugs that put you in prison for sometimes ten years. Imagine, your innocent of the charge. What do you do when the police testify in court, and the judge refuses to believe your wholehearted plea and sentenced you for a crime you did not commit. What does one do besides become come bitter at the very justice system that used their position of authority and political incentives to receive revenue from the city and private industrial complex. Maybe, just maybe that's why Freddy Grey ran from the police. He knew what was to come jailed for minor offenses, stuck in jail with a bail you cannot afford. What do you do? It takes the best of people to turn on those in power to say enough is enough. This action of bravery reached national news recently when a "good" cop turned on the corruption, exposing a systematic racism and abuse of power. These shady police tactics coincide with the Ologochry state we live in wherein the powerful make the decisions, and the people have no say, except "shut up." I have my differences with the Black Live Matter Movement, but I understand their struggle.
"While multiple black defendants were reportedly accusing local police of widespread evidence planting as far back as 1996, the department allegedly ignored complaints from white officers when they began to surface two years later. A group of more than a dozen officers were told about the internal affairs probe into allegations of false arrests and evidence-planting, as seen in the document below. Most of them failed a subsequent polygraph test."(4).
Maybe one-day democracy will return to American, but until then, we should shut up about other countries.
1). Cheryl K. Chumley. (21 April 2014). America is an oligarchy, not a democracy or republic, university study finds.
2). Akbar Ganji (8 August 2015). The Transformation of American Democracy to Oligarchy. Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/akbar-ganji/the-transformation-of-ame_1_b_7945040.html
3). Zachary Davies Doren. (16 April 2014). Major Study Finds The US Is An Oligarchy. Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4
4). Artuto Gracia. (1 Dec. 2015). Bombshell: Alabama cops systematically framed blacks by planting drugs and guns for decades. Raw Story. http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/bombshell-alabama-cops-systematically-framed-blacks-by-planting-drugs-and-guns-for-decades/