Thursday, August 20, 2009

Americans: Serfs Ruled by Oligarchs

Paul Craig Roberts has it right, America is a nation of serfs ruled by oligarchs.

"Americans think that they have "freedom and democracy" and that politicians are held accountable by elections. The fact of the matter is that the US is ruled by powerful interest groups who control politicians with campaign contributions. Our real rulers are an oligarchy of financial and military/security interests and AIPAC, which influences US foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

The great American superpower and its 300 million people are being driven straight into the ground by the narrow interest of the big banks and the munitions industry. People, and not only Americans, are losing their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers for no other reason than the profits of US armaments corporations, and the gullible American people seem proud of it. Those ribbon decals on their cars, SUVs and monster trucks proclaim their naïve loyalty to the armaments industries and to the whores in Washington who promote wars."

Read the rest of the article.

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