Democracy Creates An Elite
Who gets the ear of the president? congress? mayors? governors?
How much does it cost to rub elbows with the rich and famous? Do poor people really have a voice? Democracies are not unlike monolithic, autocratic and dictatorship governments when dealing with the masses/populace. They are unmovable in respects that control what they want the masses to know and to act on. And Madison Avenue is their best friend.
The poor do not have access, thus they protest or riot in massive numbers to be heard. But agitators from outside the group usually serve as provocatuers based on their own, unknown to you, agendas.
- An agent provocateur is a person who commits or who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act or falsely implicate them in partaking in an illegal act, so as to ruin the reputation or entice legal action against the target or a group they belong to or are perceived to belong to. Wikipedia
The common person in a democracy does not have access to the president or other influential people. Even middle class and upper middle class do not. The rich and very rich do.
A poor person does not have access to the Speaker of the House in Congress. The poor must go through a long, complicated maze of channels. Even to get onto the chess board you need to carry with you the clout of a lot of voters who back you. A very rich person always goes to the front of the line – doors open automatically any time a person of financial stature sees money or a way to save money behind it. And politicians love people with deep pockets.
Money speaks louder than words. Always has in any governing style.
A democracy where the majority rules automatically puts all minority people, groups or ideas at the end of the line around the block, in the back seat, in the last row, not at the table.
One would think that the middle income people who are the actual majority would rule, but the way the system is set up, the minority people at the top, with most of the money, are the ones ruling the planet.
Money supersedes numbers in every democracy. Truth be told, no matter how large the group of middle income people, you could never get them to agree on anything in a timely manner. Middle people don’t have the weight of expendable income that the very wealthy do.
Money talks, walks, dances, slides, jumps, does it all with nary a blink for the rich class. No regrets. Middle people do not know that type of luxury. Pool all your money together, and you still cannot agree on how to allocate it to projects.
So there you have it, the elite ruling class in all democracies is the top richest people and businesses, the ones who hire the most people. Workers have more clout than non-working people, because they contribute something to society that society needs and wants – goods and services.
No matter the governing style of the country/nation/state, the ones who can financially contribute to the success of a project will have more influence in the outcome than anyone else, simply because they paid for it.
If you’re looking for a governing style to support, that does not contain an elite group of rulers, it does not exist. You’d have to create a new style of government without an elite, but you still need money to compete and that money comes from rich people.
The best thing is not to get rid of the rich class, but to put them under greater scrutiny and more supervision when they’re the contributors to a project that they want done their way. That’s where you can get the majority to rule. Open the project to public debate. Let the people whom the project is going to impact have a say, not through activism, through the voting booths. Special voting sessions not party affiliated. Do it on the internet.
Make the democracy more like a true democracy. Why not make it better than it is? More transparency. Stop closing doors and start opening them, not to special people, to the public.
We are tired of seeing actors on television news shows playing our part, when questioned on the street by a person with a microphone, as to their views on the topic of the day. It’s a lie.
Let the public know that they matter. Stop telling them to trust you. That’s a telling sign of corruption. ‘They don’t need to know. It’s too complicated, they wouldn’t understand. It’ll cause a shit storm/. Then hire people to do that job, make it understandable without making it political. Not Madison Avenue. Figure it out. Figure Madison Avenue out of the equation. For profit means conflict of interest.
A new and improved democracy.
DOES THE MAJORITY RULE?
Does The Majority Rule?
Most people think a democracy means the majority rules. Only in elections though, and how often are those? Where are the issues listed on the ballots? Few and far between – and usually only local or state, like we have fifty different countries – that one can barely understand what they’re voting on, they’re written with such ambiguity.
Okay, it’s not the issues we vote on, it’s the people whom we elect who vote on the issues. What do we know about the people we elect? Not much other than a few bumper sticker phrases and their personalities as they appear in ads; not many of us ever get to one of their town halls, and then it’s about how well they perform, not the questions asked or answered. Same is so when candidates debate each other. How well do they debate? Debates aren’t about saying what’s really on your mind, it’s about outwitting your opponent.
The winner of debates doesn’t gain anything beyond a debate win. Most good debaters are not good problem solvers, they’re all about window dressing. In real life, the debating occurs behind the scenes, where it doesn’t matter; people say what’s on their minds. When meeting figureheads of various countries, everybody is scripted by the same type of ‘behind the scenes’ people; there is nothing of value debated out front.
All leaders sound essentially the same; it’s the party for which you vote that makes all the important decisions; they set the tone and they set the policy. The person under election is a figurehead representing the party, without a mind of their own is the ideal candidate from the viewpoint of party leaders. Malleable, a quick study, can think on their feet for the party, not for you. The party gets their person nominated and it’s the party that puts them in or out of office, by manipulating you the voter.
When an elected official starts veering from the party line, the party leaders get nervous and campaign to get them back in line, using positive and negative strategies. If not possible, then the party starts wargaming for fill-ins, should the elected official go totally rogue, or he met some unfortunate fate, like death.
That’s what happened with Donald Trump; he went roque. In the end he lost the second go around. If he was fixed to lose, his own party was responsible. Get him out before he damages the party beyond repair. If they got him out before the election, it would have spelled disgrace for the party, since the party got him in.
They all fell back on the identical line – I knew he was a democrat at heart; he just switched to get in, well we can get him out and be the heroes of that election. We took down one of our own, even if he was a turncoat.
Look who he went up against, would have been a shoe-in had he played the game by the rules – our rules. Well, he sure got us a hell of a lot of free publicity – 24/7 the republicans were front and center on the news. Yeah, he wasn’t a politician, he was an actor. Nah, he couldn’t lie like us; he was reality T.V. He was more real than the real reality T.V. players turned actors.
Politicians and actors are liars; it’s a matter of how good they are at lying. Smooth steals the day every way. You got that right. Reagan, he was an actor, smooth operator. With Trump it was like watching a wrestling match. He could be wearing a tuxedo and he still looked like he was wrestling. One of a kind. History will treat him better than we all did. Good luck with that. She done with this story yet?
Trump was spontaneous; you forgot that part.
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