Is a New Political System Emerging in This Country?

rip-democracyAnswer:Yes–but it is not emerging, it is here. It has been here for a long time. A natural evolutionary process of a de Tocquevillian nature or a well planed, perhaps over several generations conspiracy matters, but not that much anymore. The fascist rule of elites and the death of democracy may only now becoming more visible as thick haze of our collective delusions, built on myths, lies and propaganda, shows signs of dissipating, but the reality more and more of us are coming to finally see and understand is that the process of our democracies destruction and the rise of an oligarchical, increasingly coercive tyranny of the few has been unfolding for many years.

There are those that have hope that democracy can be regained and that a republic of the the free in America can be restored. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. Not one of them at least over the near to immediate term. Not without the fires of economic and civil unrest engulfing and destroying the false “isms” that got us here. The “isms” that lay at the core of the ideologies that have allowed this atrocity to arrive, multiculturalism,  moral, ethical, religious and legal relativism, and last, but not least, the crony capitalism essential to enhance the power and wealth of the ruling elites and the fascism and militarism that protects it. 

Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified for, but knew that someone needed to do? Consider this piece my version of that and let me put what I do understand about it in a nutshell: based on developments in our post-9/11 world, we could be watching the birth of a new American political system and way of governing for which, as yet, we have no name.

flag_3And here’s what I find strange: the evidence of this, however inchoate, is all around us and yet it’s as if we can’t bear to take it in or make sense of it or even say that it might be so.

Let me make my case, however minimally, based on five areas in which at least the faint outlines of that new system seem to be emerging: political campaigns and elections; the privatization of Washington through the marriage of the corporation and the state; the de-legitimization of our traditional system of governance; the empowerment of the national security state as an untouchable fourth branch of government; and the demobilization of “we the people.”

Whatever this may add up to, it seems to be based, at least in part, on the increasing concentration of wealth and power in a new plutocratic class and in that ever-expanding national security state. Certainly, something out of the ordinary is underway and yet its birth pangs, while widely reported, are generally categorized as aspects of an exceedingly familiar American system somewhat in disarray.

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