Democracy in America Is a Useful Fiction

By Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chris Hedges, formerly of the New York Times. Truth Dig (republished with permission of the author.)

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  • Feudal Peasant

    Thanks for a great article. I laughed out loud at the great visual by Charles Dharapak.

  • WillDippel

    Here is an up-to-date look at the massive amount of money that has been donated to Super PACs in this election cycle:

    http://viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2016/07/super-pacs-2016-awash-with-cash.html

    The wealthiest Americans have a firmly entrenched belief that political power is theirs for the buying. That is a true sign of the state of democracy in America.

  • Aug 24, 2016 – If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that the only road to reform is through the ballot box. Whether you vote or don’t vote doesn’t really matter. What matters is what else you’re doing to push back against government incompetence, abuse, corruption, graft, fraud and cronyism. After all, argues John W. Whitehead, there is more to citizenship than the act of voting for someone who, once elected, will march in lockstep with the dictates of the powers-that-be.

    https://youtu.be/oVZX_amgLnc

  • ClubToTheHead

    The US likes to spread democracy by starting wars with other nations.

    War is the best way to suppress democracy at home; with wars in foreign countries dissidents are easily suppressed at home.

    Democracy is a tool useful to subvert foreign governments.
    And as with any tool, when it is no longer useful, democracy is put down.