Anyone has any doubt that America is ruled by an American Central Committee of billionaires who, through money and power, buys the politicians. The ones, supposedly, we control through our votes. They do so in order to pass one-sided laws that enrich them further. In the event we don’t realize their impact, such mass and concentrated movement of money usually takes a toll on the people living below the poverty line and the middle class. They typically are the ones to suffer the consequences of lack of funds to keep with the economic hardships of the times.
Politically speaking, China boasts the Chinese Central Committee, with an immense concentration of political powers by the very few. In America, we have the American Central Committee of billionaires, providing an immense concentration of economic powers to the very few.
There is not much difference between the United States and China, except in who controls what by what means.
“For the people, by the people” is really “For the billionaires, by the billionaires”.
IT HAS NOT BEEN ALWAYS THAT WAY
After WWII, captains of industry exerted pressures on the U.S. Government for a friendlier environment in the aftermath of the New Deal. The rich, like the Rockefellers and the Fords, flexed their muscles to assist their industries. But nothing of yesterday’s timid lobbying even comes close to the dramatic economic, social, and economic changes we witnessed in America ever since some 800 billionaires, most of whom lobby politicians and the U.S. government incessantly, have had control over the political bubble from within.
Americans no longer control their destiny. It’s all in the hands of the very few. Just like communist China. And with every election cycle, things look grimmer as their money buys the votes of clueless Americans unaware of the tragic consequences of weakening our democracy. “For the people, by the people” is really “For the billionaires, by the billionaires”. That’s the reality of American politics today.
True that small donations have become increasingly important to any campaign, especially because of new and sophisticated online fund-raising infrastructures. But if a billionaire wants a politician to help them pass a law that would benefit their company or industry, it always happens when unrelated language is inserted in legislative Bills for that purpose. Who is going to read that Bill? The small farmer from Iowa? Or, the miner from West Virginia?
Greed drives billionaires to ignore the interests of their country to favor only their own.
NOTHING WRONG, EXCEPT …
Becoming a billionaire in America highlights the very essence of our entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We all celebrate such success with much admiration for those who achieved it. The problem is not about the billionaires becoming ones as much as about the uncontrollable greed. Greed drives billionaires to ignore the interests of their own country to favor only their own.
How else do you explain hundreds of billions of dollars lost every year because most billionaires cheat on their taxes? That money could help people experiencing homelessness, or it could buy mental services for the trigger-happy mass murderers lurking in every parking lot. It could also better defend the United States against its enemies. The concern with the American Central Committee of billionaires is the greed they cannot control.
The American voter no longer controls the narrative, or the will of their politicians. It’s all in the hands of the American Central Committee of billionaires.