DON’T worry – Che Guevara will soon descend from the skies riding a flaming horse of revolution and deliver you a properly socialist society after raising Karl Marx from the grave. Sounds funny? Well, that’s the only way a ‘socialist enough’ candidate can win an election in political climate of today’s United States of A. […]
We are told that we can. They show us examples of people who ‘pulled themselves by the bootstraps’ by working hard and became rich as a result. We are told to follow their example and do the same. And that anyone with talent and hard work can do it. Is that really true? Lets take […]
Wealthy can also use proxy corporations and NGOs to circumvent corruption laws to subvert democracy. This kind of subversion is quite hard to cope up with, since the dirty business is conducted with peripheral personas or organizations. This makes it harder to link them to the corrupt politicians. Read the methods they employ for this kind of subversion here.
There is a simple solution to Wealth corrupting democracy. And it has to do with wealth. Read what can be done here.
Offering corporate posts is a way in which Wealthy can subvert democracy and politics. And not only through politicians or leaders - bureaucrats too. Do something they want very much, and land a multi-million dollar post after resigning. Which is something that repeated in the recent years a lot of times. Read what else they do here.
Private Education acts as a tool to condition and indoctrinate the children - in many ways too. From constantly reinforcing the 'desirable' philosophy to making 'undesirable philosophy' unreachable, from filtering independent thinking students to constantly reinforcing ideas through media repetition. Read who does that and why here.
Those who own the media hold the keys to what you see, and what you don't. They can show you what they want you to see, and keep anything they don't want hidden - they can even make political candidates disappear from public view. Read how media does this, and what else they do here.
Campaign Donations are the simplest, most obvious and most direct way Wealthy corrupt democracy. No money, no election. Either you have the money, or you need to get backing from someone who has the money. When that's how elections work, naturally the one with the most gold makes the rule.
A lot of people think Capitalism has something to do with 'freedom' or 'democracy', and all of them are flat out wrong. Capitalism does not have any common ground with these two concepts - it is an economic system which eventually renders these concepts impossible, as you will find out in this article.
Having a baby in our neoliberal times is often a very, very risky idea. Before anything, expenses of raising a child is estimated at ~$245,000 by the time you got him into college. (source) That is, if he can get out and get a stable job that will provide enough to make him independent. If […]
Imagine that you are a budding politician running for office. Election is coming up. You need to run a campaign. The smallest campaign for simplest political office costs around a million dollars or more. What are you going to do ? You are going to spend that money... Otherwise, no one will hear your name, no one will hear what you are saying about issues, and actually even the ones who know you will think that you don't have a chance to win. This or that way, you are going to spend that money .... But how ?
Face it : Chances are high that you DO think that you know what Democracy, Communism, Capitalism, Fascism are. In fact, you are pretty sure of it. In the end, you are very probably living in a democratic country or at least you were taught all of these during your education, right ? Well... Don't be so fast. The reality of the situation is, even in developed countries majority of the population can't properly define any of these concepts, and even the ones who are well-read, college-educated, informed (that's probably you !) have major misconceptions and make major mistakes when defining these concepts. Let's have a go and see how much of the below, you actually knew - its a long journey - however a fun roller coaster ride.