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The presidency is and has been run by shifting segments of the business class for decades. Large corporations prop up candidates to pursue their own goals which relate only to their shared aspiration for profit. The profit is for the benefit of the shareholders of the corporations, whom the vast majority themselves also come from circles of elite corporate power. Money isn't inclusive to the United States, it just so happens to be found in resource pockets all over the world. For those with any concern for their money (namely every single wealthy member of the corporate polyarchy), they will go to any measures to aquire that wealth. Those untamed measures include invading foreign countries to take their resources, polluting the atmosphere and destroying the possibilty for a sustainable planet, creating false wants for people so they can buy things they definately do not need, bombarding people with rhetoric about products and stupid shit like fashion trends, manipulating and marginalizing the population into dumbed down simplist consuming machines, creating a societal atmosphere based around material short term gain, and the list goes on. In short, in reality the only difference between the republicans and democrats is that a republican tells you he's going to steal from you, then he steals from you. A democrat tells you he's helping you, then steals from you. It's time for people to wake up and realize how futile it is to vote for either candidate; since the only interests that are being represented are those of the top 10% (in terms of wealth). When capitalism exists, and corporations are given equal rights as human beings (such as exists today), democracy can never exist. If you think otherwise you are naive and should definately reconsider your understanding of world politics.
This might be unoriginal and a cop-out but we need to ressurect Thomas Jefferson.
But I basically agree with all you wrote, and personally forsee a shift in the dichomotomy in the future. Away from this barely contrastable "right vs. left" to a sort of decentralization of power vs. further consolidation of power.
For the most part I have viewed this new "upper business/financial class" as replacing nobility of yesteryear.
The fact that I, and my immediate ancestors, have lived in times of "democracy" and "liberty" does not sway me from that fact that the very large majority of human civilization has been spent under monarchical and fuedalistic rule, and that (time-period non-withstanding) the powers that be will always push for a similar system.
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