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October 28, 2014 / Fantelius

Democracy, the Religion

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I almost read an article by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship entitled,
Don’t Let Them Silence You: Vote, Dammit. By almost I mean that I read about a third of the article before I vomited mentally. These two priests of the plutocracy want us to get down on our knees at the alter of the Church of Corporate Holiness and swallow the blessing of the ballot. This, they tell us, is the blood and body of democracy. The choir sings Hallelujah Hope in the background.

Excuse me, I’m going to be sick again.

At the beginning of this year a study published by two university professors (Gilens and Page) concluded that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. Decisions of government represent the wishes of the rich and powerful regardless of what the majority of the people want. The professors had discovered academically what 10-year-olds in the hood have known for decades, money talks and bullshit walks.

We need nothing more than our own experience of voting for and electing peace candidates time and time again. Seen any peace lately? See any hope for peace anywhere?

Voting today is a sign of belief. It’s religion, not politics. It says that you have faith in the powers that rule us. Faith in the powers that rule us?
(Sounds of heavy barfing……)

 

“I believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny,
the Tooth Fairy, the X-Men,
Politicians
and a lady in Shanghai that sent me an email about inheriting her husband’s fortune.”
Dartwill Aquila

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  1. camelien / Oct 29 2014 11:49 am

    No one nails the obsequious position of ‘networked rhetoric’ conditioning the people’s minds like you.

    • Fantelius / Oct 29 2014 11:55 am

      Thanks Camelien,
      I do what I can. Your comments encourage me.

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