|For some reason, some people seem to think the USA was a democracy (or, is a democracy even today). They lament the fact that the oligarchary has taken over. Example from The Terrible Truth About Income Inequality:
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont) recently asked Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen a poignant question: “Are we still a capitalist democracy — or have we gone over into an oligarchic form of society, in which incredible economic and political power now rests with the billionaire class?”A democracy would have the concept of “one man, one vote,” of course. We are far, far from a true democracy. And, most political scholars say that's a very good thing. Of course, most scholars are disdainful of the masses and would dread having those people having a real vote.
But, shouldn't we be planning for the day when the oligarchs are given their just desserts and the masses actually form a democracy? The Internet of Things is coming fast and we may actually be looking at a revolution where a true democracy can actually emerge from the ashes of capitalism. We'd better start planning for it.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Fact: The USA Was Never a Democracy
Posted by Unknown at 12:27