The Elite Fiddle as the US Crumbles
by Henry Shivley
August 28, 2012
The elite in this country have at this point completely separated themselves from the rest of us. In times gone by, this was not the case as the elite needed to keep alive the illusion of one people as they built their walls to keep us out. I saw the head of the Republican Party speaking on FOX Business yesterday. He was saying that this economy is in the ditch. IT IS NOT, at least not for the corporate elite.
Since they have imploded our economy, the elite have thrived. Record profits in every quarter for corporations, which means record dividends for those wealthy enough to own stock in the big corporations.
Back in the 60s the illusion of the Democrats being for the poor and the Republicans being for the rich was the propaganda of the day. But as money controls politics, the poor were swept aside as they offered nothing more than a vote that counts for absolutely nothing.
And then in the 80s and 90s, it was the middle class that became all important to what had morphed into a one party system by then. You see the middle class still had enough accumulated wealth to make them a player in the game.
By 2000, the emphasis was shifted to small businesses as the middle class had shrunk and lost wealth to the point that they were no longer relevant.
And now we are seeing the final shift to the total adherence to the will of the elite as they now control the majority of the wealth. More tax breaks, less regulation. The elite just do not feel secure and their security is the only thing that will save us.
I guess this is the path all great civilizations have traveled, which in reality is a circle as we are returned to the same point our founding fathers were at in 1775, an elite ruling class heaping misery upon the rest of the population, which they fully intend to enslave.