The approximate ratio of this conflict has always been so -- at least for the last 6,000 years.
What's been sometimes called the "wealth triangle" is now like the Eiffel Tower, with less than a million international elites at the tippy top, and billions of human cattle spread out below in fascist cattle pens the size of France. The fascists also use cattle prods to make sure the cattle keep mooing their way to the meat factories.
Meat factories such as Bush's Iraq & Afghanistan Oil Wars where American young people exchange their cannon fodder lives for stolen Middle Eastern oil. Hey, they're just human cattle and the elites need more designer shoes, or an infinitely boring television show about their sex life, or better yacht, or a mansion in several countries.
In short, the elites LIVE LIKE GODS, but unlike mythological Greek Gods, these "Greek Gods" FEED ON US. We're their energy, their meat, their oil, their very blood. Indeed, we're like a mountain of bottles of blood they drink to stupefaction.
During the Bush years we have learned:
(1.) The ultimate conflict among human beings isn't "political" (indeed, that least of all!).
(2.) The ultimate conflict among human beings isn't nationalism.
(3.) The ultimate conflict among human beings isn't "religious" (in spite of the buffoonery of religious fanatics).
(4.) The above three conflicts are in essence symptomatic by products of what IS the ultimate conflict among humans beings. Said one way, it's the ancient conflict between the "Have's" and "Have Not's". In contemporary terms, the ultimate conflict of human existence is between the 0.5% vampire elites and 99.5% (at least!) of the human race.
This the total explanation of the gutless Democratic Congress, since these traitors have sold their souls to the elite hog trough -- as do nearly all politicians in every county on the planet.
Let's look for patterns here. Just who are these elites in the form of countries, "study groups", and "advisor's" who are raping and killing OUR COUNTY? "Our country" is in caps because it's self evident to barnyard animals that the neocon cabal is, to grossly understate it, not putting America first.
No, the tippy tip of the elite Eiffel Tower has decided to reduce America to a police state. We have always been a Dictatorship or the Rich (along with practically every other county on the planet), but during the Bush years, the elites (VIA THE NEOCON CABAL) have decided to go all the way with the cattle/elite dichotomy.