April 15, 2014

“Oligarchy, not democracy: Americans have ‘near-zero’ input on policy – report”

Gee. What a shocker.

Of course, here, elites are classified by wealth, giving he whole study a kind of Marxist feel, with undertones that speak to “income inequality” (read:  a condition of liberty) — whereas if there weren’t politicians willing to be directed or “nudged” by bribery or other favors from cronies in our current corporatist system, money wouldn’t much matter.

The problem is not money. The problem is that government has more and more of a say over who can get it and how, and who cannot and why.  And this is the case because we now have a class of professional politician, something the founders and framers, who advocated for rotational citizen government, couldn’t possibly foresee. (Carrier air conditioning may have inadvertently given us this fresh hell, even as it is one of the greatest inventions of all times, insofar as DC was for the longest time just a horribly humid bit of swampland outside Maryland and Virginia, a place people went to pick up mosquito-borne illnesses and small paychecks as servants to the people).

Reinstituting our Constitutional protections and returning to a true free market system would greatly alter what I’m going to now start referring to as “input inequality.”  Which is far more crucial to representative government than the Marxist claptrap that underpins the softened language of radical egalitarianism being sold to us by the progressives and some timid Republicans.

(h/t Guido)


Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:10pm

Comments (2)

  1. Science! On the other hand, it’s more than a little bit difficult to imagine politics as conducted by an array of accelerometers, being an account of so many (very many) hows, and never a why in the world.

  2. i was sixteen and sick of school i didn’t know what i wanted to do

    i bought a guitar

    i got the fever

    and also I got a very generous allotment of food stamps plus all my obamacare was paid for and then I wrote a song

    sort of

    I think my sister maybe recorded it on her not-iPhone thing she got from T-Mobile but then I think she dropped it and she didn’t have insurance so I’m not sure if we can still pull up the song anymore

    it might be in the cloud