Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rick Perry and The Reality of Democracy

A long time ago there were kings everywhere who controlled public life. As time went on these kings were overthrown and replaced by mostly dictators. Somewhere along the way the idea of democracy was born. Democracy is supposed to give the power to the general public and leaders were/are elected. The idea of Democracy is “the government of the people, by the people, for the people”. But is it really the case? It looks now the rich and powerful control high offices of presidents and prime ministers. The rich give leaders money to get elected and leaders in turn work for the rich. So has anything really changed? Not too much I will say.

The following video is a good example of where a representative of the Bank of America tells Perry “…we will help you out." That is how Perry got himself elected three times as governor of Texas - lots of dough from the rich. It is not the people but money rules – whosoever got the dough runs the show.

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