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Tue May 21, 2013, 08:56 AM

5. Public Enemy No. 1! A Syndicate of Oligarchs

All the power that money can buy. Wow!

So, if we work hard and be productive some people will get very rich while the Lords of Dynasties continue to rule and we get to vote for something that is presented to us.

It's a tragicomedy. The irony and cognitive dissonance can create as unhealthy an environment in a culture that you could ever want. At least barbarians were clear and open about pillaging and looting. The facade is brilliant though since so many people are convinced that they are represented in government and fully responsible for their circumstances, which is a form of manipulated, magical thinking similar to other belief systems.

That's fine if you like to placate yourself and dwell within a diaphanous shell of delusions, but that comfortable bubble is not only more fragile than it appears, it is a prison. Willful ignorance is the fuel that spins the engines of the public relations machines that spew the hot air of influence and largely self-serving and deceptive propaganda.

The denial is in the details.

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