War Versus Direct Democracy

United States are a feudal society. There is little social mobility. Rich families can afford to send their kids to private schools, while everybody else has to rely on underfunded, low-quality public schools. This means that even people who may have the ability to do something, to climb social ladder, do not get to do so because they do not get the education. Starting conditions are inequal, and rich get all the advantages. This leads to social stratification and setup not dissimilar to social classes of feudalism – peasant could and can become a noble, but it happens extremely rarely. And because of this stratification, it is impossible for democracy to develop and function. Bush and Clinton dynasties are just some of the dynastic families that have huge influence in US economy and politics – Samuel Prescott Bush established the family fortune in 1908, and the family became politically prominent in 1918. His son, Prescott Sheldon Bush, was a friend of Nelson Rockefeller and financed Adolph Hitler. The Mellon family an Irish immigrant family from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are known for the Bank of New York Mellon, Chevron, Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), and New York Shipbuilding, among a number of other companies. The Murdoch family are media moguls, starting from early 1900s. The Rockefellers are a banking and industry superpower from 1870, when John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil. The Koch family are another oil-based dynasty, but with a shorter history, starting in early-to-mid 20th century. The Sulzberger family controls The New York Times at least since mid-1900s. The Kennedy family has been in US politics since late 1900s. These are just the most prominent examples, but such social immobility is normal for the US society as a whole, because rich get all the advantages in the start. It is these families that started the Iraqi War, which in turn indirectly caused the ongoing islamic invasion of Europe. Why? Because they – all of them – own businesses (oil and weapons) which directly profited from the war. Thus conspiracies are born, since the very rich elite comprised of very few people has both the ability and the opportunity to conspire behind the backs of the publica, and Res Publici thus becomes Res Secreti.

Patrice Ayme's Thoughts

When We The People decide to go to war, it can be an excellent thing; to wit, many a revolution, including those which gave rise to the USA, the French Republic, the Republic of China (OK, OK… There were two…). However, when an oligarchy, or a plutocracy, decides to go to war, it is rarely a good thing. Most often, it is an atrocious thing. The war the USA launched in Mesopotamia, as one of its principals, if not the principal actor, one way or another, has not been a good thing for the Middle-East (although, lo and behold, it has been an excellent thing for the domestic oil industry of the USA. Any rapprochement between these facts is sheer coincidence, and no animals were hurt during the making of this movie).

So the so-called “Islamist State” captured Ramadi, a large city just west of Baghdad. The next day, it…

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  1. Trump won. So that means I have to start building my space ship and emigrate to Mars. But, now, I fancy more to live in an asteroid habitat, we can find plenty of those at the Sun-Earth L4 and L5 Lagrange Points. It will also require less spaceship. Anybody else interested in setting up the first Space Nation-State?

      • Yes, I have read the article. Maybe it is because he is from “within the system”, within the plutocracy, but it seems that Trump does understand what the problem is.

      • Trump will probably be the worst president in US history, for a very simple reason. He doesn’t know even how to lead a business. When he tried to in the 80s and 90s he failed miserably in spite of the of the lax regulations of Reaganomics. It was his daddy and then his brothers that repeatedly bailed him out. His success started in the 90s when he created his brand and fooled rich people in giving him money which he kept for himself by stiffing his contractors and declaring bankruptcy. What he basically did, repeatedly, was what the main characters in the Musical: The Producers did. Check the plot: ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Producers_(2005_film)#Plot “. That is the main reason why I think he didn’t publish his tax returns.
        His a neophyte in leading anything , let alone a country. He is actually least experienced then Obama, and what that means is that like Obama which was also a neophyte, he will rely on the advice of the plutocracy lackeys that he will be surrounded with just like Obama did. Only that Trumps Plutocracy lackeys will be the same geniuses that advised Reagan and the Bushes, his big fiscal plan which gives big tax breaks to rich people like him and raises taxes on a lot of poor people was created with advice from the same geniuses that brought us Reaganomics. So I expect something even worse then Bush Jr. presidency.
        At least with Clinton there was the chance, small one, that she had learned enough from the failures of her husband, her own carrier, and the success of Bernie Sanders, to outmaneuver the Plutocracy and deliver something different, like increased access to University education in the USA which would have broken in a generation or two the pseudo-feudal class system in the United States by allowing poor people access to higher paying jobs and more importantly knowledge and maybe wisdom.
        Trump will only reinforce the class system by giving miners a mine to mine in for generations instead of lifting them up thru education. Precisely what the Plutocracy wants, they are not scared of some angry illiterates demanding a mine or steel plant to work in for their children and children’s children forever.They are however scared about University educated sons of coal miners and steel workers demanding their God given right to have a saying in how the world works: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”( How can one pursue Happiness without education which allow one to satisfy more elevated needs the food, sleep and fuck ). It’s people like this that rattled them in the French revolution and 1848.

  2. Thanks for reblogging me, Picard!

    The USA’s first billionairte was Carnegie (late 1800’s). And Carnegie was a bit to the left of Bernie Sanders: he famously wrote about it in detail (heavy taxes on the hyper rich). Teddy Roosevelt (practical father of FDR) then passed the anti-monopoly laws. Then those were circumvented with great US investment in Germany, 1914-1945 in its first phase (not a typo). So here we see plutocratic globalocracy was tied in with fascism and war.

    • It always is tied. War is an abnormal condition, one where people don’t know how to react. In such conditions they place all the power into the hands of the masters, an ideal and very profitable situation for any plutocracy. Not to mention that war iself is very profitable.

  3. Hillary, in her folly, during a debate a few weeks ago, condemned Trump for campaigning AGAINST Reagan in 1987. About the globalization that would get in high gear five years later under Bill Clinton… Reagan’s errand boy. (Clinton enabled Iran-Contra for Reagan… Making him a fake “Democrat”). Trump has always espoused very democratic views which have become hated and despised by the Kugman vision of globalization the “Democrats” adopted.

  4. IMO the big bankers today are every bit as bad as the aristocrats and patricians of old. They are the new class of thieves that take the wealth of society.

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