America: no choice for leaders, just militaristic rich evil people

Last night shows that the ‘Mercans face a bleak choice. They will either have a misogynistic, opportunistic, racist billionaire who will do and say anything to get elected by the benighted knuckle-dragging set of the electorate. Or you have a Clinton who, as an article in Salon says,  is friends with war criminals like Henry Kissinger, who is a war-monger, been a part of most of the bad policy decisions made over the last 15 years or so and part of the American oligarchy. Neither of them are interested in the common folk save as straw men. The people who elect them are the rich and ultra-rich through their massive election contributions. Of course ‘Mercans have faced this kind of bad choice for most of their history. Now the rank and file can’t even do anything about it because they don’t have the money, first and foremost, but also because years of destroying the education systems, massive media propaganda and manufacturing consent have left the populace dumb as posts who flock to demagogues that pander to their racism and fear. Those that don’t fit this profile are the deluded meritocracy set, the militarists and/or the religious fanatics. Hence, it is now easier for the oligarchs to control the Excited States. They don’t even have to hide it anymore.


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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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