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  •  democracy is about power, not freedom (6+ / 0-)

    agree with your comments UnaSpenser about DK

    the 1% are using their power, which includes the power of the state, to subdue the 99%

    this is not new

    Socrates: First, shouldn't we explain how a democracy becomes an oligarchy?

    Adeimantus: Yes

    Socrates: The crucial step is that the rich figure out how to mainpulate politics so the laws benefit them instead of the public.

    Adeimantus: So It Seems

    Plato, Republic, 550d translated by the author and published in the excellent book "Worse Than You Think: The Real Economy Hidden Beneath Washington's Rigged Statistics, And Where To Go From Here" by Keith Quincy.

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