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OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 5/6/16

America: Democracy or Oligarchy?

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Message Rafe Pilgrim

Is our nation the democracy/republic we were taught it is in school?

Or is what we have actually a government influenced, controlled by a privileged few, a clique perhaps?

Consider: Would George W. Bush with his blemished military record and unremarkable intellect ever have been governor of Texas, then president of the world's most powerful nation -- red phone by his bedside and all -- had his father not preceded him as a president?

Would Donald Trump -- of the managed hairdo and challenged rhetoric -- ever have managed to be presidential timbre had he not been born rich and raised in economic and social privilege?

And had Hillary Clinton not been the wife of a previous president, would she ever have been a senator, then secretary of state -- of questionable statesmanship and very likely illegal security management -- then the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party?

I would personally suppose not, or at best say unclear.

What do you think?

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Leaving behind a treacherous government now addicted to perpetual war, its limitlessly greedy and power-lusting masters, as well as the retarded albeit smirky Republicans and their evermore clonish Democrat colleagues, a braindead electorate (more...)
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