This is what an illusion of democracy looks like. Tonight’s debate has barred 3rd party candidates from participating, while the two large parties, that are bought and sold by corporate interests, PACs and campaign ‘donations’ – duke it out to show the public that they are truly different from one another.

The theatrical debates, the manufactured outrage, the ideological war of attrition will continue until this Republic falls, due to the increasingly unbearable burden of federal spending, a sixteen trillion $ debt, empty promises made to electorate in hopes of yet one more electoral win – promises that cannot be possibly made to come true in the current economic reality. This (as PJ O’Rourke once remarked) is a truly a Parliament of Whores.

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money

– Alexis De Tocqueville


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