The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed

Every ruling Elite needs the consent of the governed: even autocracies, dictatorships and corporatocracies ultimately rule with the consent, however grudging, of the governed.

The American ruling Elite has lost the consent of the governed. This reality is being masked by the mainstream media, mouthpiece of the ruling class, which is ceaselessly promoting two false narratives:

1. The “great divide” in American politics is between left and right, Democrat/Republican

2. The ruling Elite has delivered “prosperity” not just to the privileged few but to the unprivileged many they govern.

Both of these assertions are false. The Great Divide in America is between the ruling Elite and the governed that the Elite has stripmined. The ruling Elite is privileged and protected, the governed are unprivileged and unprotected. That’s the divide that counts and the divide that is finally becoming visible to the marginalized, unprivileged class of debt-serfs.

The “prosperity” of the 21st century has flowed solely to the ruling Elite and its army of technocrat toadies, factotums, flunkies, apparatchiks and apologists.The Elite’s army of technocrats and its media apologists have engineered and promoted an endless spew of ginned-up phony statistics (the super-low unemployment rate, etc.) to create the illusion of “growth” and “prosperity” that benefit everyone rather than just the top 5%.

The media is 100% committed to promoting these two false narratives because the jig is up once the bottom 95% wake up to the reality that the ruling Elite has been stripmining them for decades. As I have tirelessly explained, the U.S. economy is not just neoliberal (the code word for maximizing private gain by any means available, including theft, fraud, embezzlement, political fixing, price-fixing, and so on)–it is neofeudal, meaning that it is structurally an updated version of Medieval feudalism in which a top layer of financial-political nobility owns the engines of wealth and governs the marginalized debt-serfs who toil to pay student loans, auto loans, credit cards, mortgages and taxes–all of which benefit the financiers and political grifters.

The media is in a self-referential frenzy to convince us the decision of the century is between unrivaled political grifter Hillary Clinton and financier-cowboy Donald Trump. Both belong to the privileged ruling Elite: both have access to cheap credit, insider information (information asymmetry) and political influence.

The cold truth is the ruling Elite has shredded the social contract by skimming the income/wealth of the unprivileged. The fake-“progressive” pandering apologists of the ruling Elite–Robert Reich, Paul Krugman and the rest of the Keynesian Cargo Cultists–turn a blind eye to the suppression of dissent and the looting the bottom 95% because they have cushy, protected positions as tenured faculty (or equivalent).

They cheerlead for more state-funded bread and circuses for the marginalized rather than demand an end to exploitive privileges of the sort they themselves enjoy.

Consider just three of the unsustainably costly broken systems that enrich the privileged Elite by stripmining the unprivileged: healthcare (a.k.a. sickcarebecause sickness is profitable, prevention is unprofitable), higher education and Imperial over-reach (the National Security State and its partner the privately owned Military-Industrial Complex).

While the unprivileged and unprotected watch their healthcare premiums and co-pays soar year after year, the CEOs of various sickcare cartels skim off tens of millions of dollars annually in pay and stock options.

The system works great if you get a $20 million paycheck. If you get a 30% increase in monthly premiums for fewer actual healthcare services–the system is broken.

If you’re skimming $250,000 as under-assistant dean to the provost for student services (or equivalent) plus gold-plated benefits, higher education is working great. If you’re a student burdened with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt who is receiving a low-quality, essentially worthless “education” from poorly paid graduate students (“adjuncts”) and a handful of online courses that you could get for free or for a low cost outside the university cartel–the system is broken.

If you exit the Pentagon, CIA, NSA, etc. at a cushy managerial rank with a fat pension and lifetime benefits and are hired at a fat salary the next day by a private “defense” contractor–the famous revolving door between a bloated state and a bloated defense industry–the system works great. If you joined the Armed Forces to escape rural poverty and served at the point of the spear somewhere in the Imperial Project–your perspective may well be considerably different.

Unfortunately for the ruling Elite and their army of engorged enablers and apologists, they have already lost the consent of the governed. They have bamboozled, conned and misled the bottom 95% for decades, but their phony facade of political legitimacy and “the rising tide raises all boats” has cracked wide open, and the machinery of oppression, looting and propaganda is now visible to everyone who isn’t being paid to cover their eyes.

Brimming with hubris and self-importance, the ruling Elite and mainstream media cannot believe they have lost the consent of the governed. The disillusioned governed have not fully absorbed this epochal shift of the tides yet, either. They are aware of their own disillusionment and their own declining financial security, but they have yet to grasp that they have, beneath the surface of everyday life, already withdrawn their consent from a self-serving, predatory, parasitic, greedy and ultimately self-destructive ruling Elite.

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  • diogenes

    This is exactly right. The ruling elite has lost the consent of the governed and the only reason the governed at large don’t know it yet — that is, don’t realize that this disaffection and loss of consent is more than personal, isolated, infrequent — is the hired liars of the media and the “education” system. That is, the governed have two enemies: the predators and their hirelings. What progressives need to do is foster this understanding and bridge the divisions the predatory elite and their hirelings create and exacerbate to divide as well as blind their prey.

    As a footnote, the graph showing the “growth” of professors versus administrators in “hired” education would resemble the one for “sick care” in this article, except that one would have to vet the base statistics even more closely since the “education” system is in the business of training hired liars and knows how to conceal its own lies — administrators” will be disguised as “staff” or some other category, etc.

    • X@mailinator.com

      Check up on representative democracy there Jr. We The People. “The constitutional mechanism for the expression of consent.” Yes, my point exactly. Vote with your wallet. The quote unquote elite are merely groups of people whom have bamboozled more cash than the next. Unflush yourself from that bowl and be an ethically informed consumer. I like where you head with those concepts, but I’d counter that the power of the purse is matched only by the power of the pen. Now if we could just equalize the power of the pen….. Drumroll….. By using the power of the purse. The world is what we make of it. Regan; Government does not solve problems it subsidizes them. JFK: You cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable. Regan; The solution to an oversized government is to stop feeding it’s growth. Cheers. Finally some intellectuals to blog with. I really was spending too much time trying to educate the masses on infowars. They’re engaging in this censorship campaign I’ve never seen before. Perhaps they’re in panic mode, you never know. So how do we use the power of the purse to promote the power of the pen right now? Own your home first chance do not mortgage. Paul: It is no coincidence the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking. OCC. Organic Consumers Association. Want to talk environment, start with the soil and the power gained from responsible organic purchase, or better yet grow your own and free up more purse power. Your vote is in your wallet, always has been, and always will be.

  • X@mailinator.com

    Interesting. But there should be no ruling ‘elite’ in this country. We were founded by statesmen. The man whom would not be king. Patriot Preachers. Kensyian inflation. Old timers on the am radio talk back to the days of pre FDA era. They had argued in the infancy of these programs that they would result in a constrained market and proprietary monopoly. FDA was created to stop ‘snake oil’. Well look what’s happening, you can’t get a vitamin B shot anymore, illegal to say herb has healing properties even though the entire game with patented medicines is merely to recreate such natural structure in a slightly altered analog form so it can be called proprietary. As informative and meaningful as these sorts of detailed articles are, I think it’s more important to know the problem from the beginning. It’s all one big RICO Monopoly issue, and the only way to break the hold is to build momentum of smaller companies. But someone always sells, like how 7th Gen just did, and eventually we’ll have another mock Annies on our hand. Researching food fraud is perhaps one of the easiest entry points to this sort of argument, it’s so obvious. Financial and healthcare are much more intricate but the concept is the same. By denying entry through regulatory structure monopoly is achieved. The companies may argue publicly against more regulation but that is what their monopoly is built upon they do seek more regulation in private. Did you know the majority of legislative proposals are written by the companies such proposal seeks to regulate and then is merely sent to pay for play politicians to only then become proposed legislation. Question to Paul: Why do you always vote no on these bills; Because I actually read them. / The solution is not in system reform, since the institutions likely will stand the test of time. The solution is to return to the original institution; Liberty. / NWO conferences; You cannot win with an idea of a change, you must install a lasting institution. Focusing on the meaning of federally chartered is a good place to start. CDC, FDA, FNMA, etc. They’re all publicly traded in their own right, and are merely federally chartered institutions whom have long since moved away from their stated mantras which justified their charters in the first place. Those whom do not know the past typically presume they’re ‘the government’. Government is a municipality of and for the people, it is not necessarily a private business like a federally chartered institution. If in doubt, vote with your wallet. Inflation of cost is diminished when you own and do not rent or subscribe. Cheers, great reads here, love this site today.

  • TimeToWakeUPAmerica

    “The Ruling Elite Has Lost the Consent of the Governed”? Yes, yes it has. Technically, it lost the consent of the governed A LONG TIME AGO ~ like at least by Nov. 22, 1963.

    NY SLIMES: “What Nixon Could Teach Trump About Losing”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/22/opinion/what-nixon-could-teach-trump-about-losing.html?_r=0

    Michael Rivero’s reply to the NY SLIMES piece above, here: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com:

    “This article makes it clear what is going on at the New York Times. They support Hillary Clinton. The already-exposed and admitted fraud during the primaries makes it clear Hillary will try to steal this
    election. The American people know this. The corporate media knows we know it. It is pointless to try to deny it, so the New York Times is trying to sell the message that no matter how obvious Hillary is in
    stealing this election, We The People should just go along with it “for the good of the country”, meaning the good of the entrenched oligarchical establishment. They are not protecting Democracy, but
    maintaining the illusion of Democracy and think we should all just go along with the fraud.

    I have a different point of view.

    If the government cannot prove the accuracy and honesty of the elections by which they claim authority over the people, then the people are neither legally nor morally obligated to obey that government’s
    dictates, nor pay its bills, nor sacrifice the lives of their children in that government’s wars, and may with full justification resist with lethal force that government’s attempts to coerce obedience.”

    Source: THE FINAL DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA: JFK’S 1961 Prophecy EXPOSES Obama, SHillary, the Pope & the NWO/JWO http://sgtreport.com/2016/10/the-final-destruction-of-america-jfks-1961-prophecy-exposes-obama-hillary-pope-the-nwo/

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