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May 6, 2016

America: Democracy or Oligarchy?

By Rafe Pilgrim

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


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?

Authors Bio:
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 incapable of recognizing its own best interests, the hypocritical Christians who '"support our troops," and the tiresome, sloganeering and feckless activist-hobbyists, as well as those who profit from their plastic morality -- I now repair to my Jungle Home amidst the giant palmettos on a dirt road running east from the Gulf coast that neither the US Mail nor school buses dare assay, and there to gain the more decent and trustworthy company of the indigenous sand tortoises and rattlesnakes.