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Losing the Consent of the Governed: American Democracy in its Death Throes

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America's ruling elite know they have lost the consent of the governed. There is no more pretense. The Deep State has blown its cover in a naked display of raw power to defend the status quo at any cost. Those who comprise it -- politicians, financiers, apparatchiks, media and deceitful intellectuals -- are flagrantly telling Americans not to delude themselves this is an election. It is a selection. Do as you are told.

Indeed, Americans have never elected their president. They merely express their preference to an electoral college of 538 'electors' who are not obligated to vote the people's choice. This archaic system was devised 229 years ago. Planted in it was the seed of democracy's self-destruction whose time has come.

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Economist and retired UN staff, disillusioned equally with the corruption of economics as a profession and the impotence of the UN in preventing the supreme crime of war.

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