January 29, 2013 by History in a Hurry
Here’s an excellent essay by John Whitehead that explains pretty much everything you need to know about America today, especially why the “Left-Right” paradigm is a bunch of hooey. “In-Out” is really the way to look at things: An oligarchy is In with special privileges, and everybody else is Out.
The Age of Neo-Feudalism: A Government of the Rich, by the Rich, and for the Corporations
by John W. Whitehead
“The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.”~ Journalist Lewis Lapham
The pomp and circumstance of the presidential inauguration has died down. Members of Congress have taken their seats on Capitol Hill, and Barack Obama has reclaimed his seat in the White House. The circus of the presidential election has become a faint memory. The long months of debates, rallies, and political advertisements have slipped from our consciousness. Now we are left with the feeling that nothing has really changed, nor will it.