A new study by Princeton University researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin Page suggests that (source: TPM Livewire) “over the past few decades America’s political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.
Using data drawn from over 1,800 different policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, the two conclude that rich, well-connected individuals on the political scene now steer the direction of the country, regardless of or even against the will of the majority of voters.”
This really comes as no surprise to Americans tuned in to what’s been going on around them in our country since the seventies. These are people not sheeple. Folks who don’t support the mass news media or government’s nonsensical views of the world. Things are going on everyday which are changing the world all around us, not just our way of life here in America and most people, especially Americans, are not paying any attention to it. Instead we choose to believe what we are told by our leaders and the major media outlets as the truth or bury our heads in the sand hoping it will go away.
The headline of this post is what this blog is all about and why we began it two years ago. Have we made a difference in making people aware of what’s happening? I sure hope so.
Read the entire article on TPM Livewire.