Black Political Exodus

Podcast 11: Oligarichal Control of Politics:

Trump is at least right about one thing: “The system is rigged.” Not to preference the poor working class but to provide advantages to men like himself. Passive participation in a democratic system contradicts the patriotic rhetoric that undergird America’s bootstrap philosophy. The elite exists to increase their financial portfolio on the backs of the permanent underclass and working poor. The one percent focuses their attention on “maximizing wealth, in whatever form existing institutional arrangements permit this to be augmented: revenues in business, salaries in a bureaucracy, . . . Political investments of major investors can usually be related directly (if commonly more subtle than most ‘economic’ theories of politics suggests’) to their particular positions in the political economy.”

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