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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO A COLUMN IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“America is no longer a democracy”

David Crosby definitely has that right.

However, I would add that, sadly, it never was one.

There truly was only the illusion, a rather elaborate illusion, but lot of people of Mr. Crosby’s generation believe that it was true and some still do.

America is a plutocracy, full stop.

One whose interests are protected by a security-military establishment so massive that it threatens literally to engulf the planet.

Just try running for President without many hundreds of millions of dollars behind you or for Senator without tens of millions.

And just who gives you hundreds of millions of dollars? The people running America.

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