Democracy thrives in all neighborhoods rife with chaos — destined to reorder and make better. Without this Jeffersonian ideal, there would be no “spirited protest” to uproot oppressive oligarchy and social inequality. Democracy is a feverish “inspiration” imbued in American life.
Corporate oligarchs have no allegiance to American democracy. Social issues of race, gender, income, education, healthcare and economic inequality are coveted tools of the elite used to divide us. The two-party political system exists to empower an unelected few with partisan control over our elections, ballots and choice of candidates. This divisiveness is used to hold hostage “the spirit of democracy” from affirming a greater truth. Democracy isn’t a battle between Republicans and Democrats. It’s a battle to enslave the “human spirit” for contrived agendas.
The national election has captured our focus. Exposed manipulation and corruption in the DNC may have disenfranchised Berniecrats, but it failed to hijack “the spirit” of democracy. Clinton now pawns her way forward, arousing fear and immorality to justify hawkish militarism and to secure predatory capitalism for her benefactors.
Always betting both sides, corporate media profited as Trump rose to stardom, trouncing the conservative right. His narcissism couldn’t be more appropriately staged. It boldly exposes the dark shadow of our hidden immorality as a nation. Making America great again makes Trump great again!
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Third party candidates are barely audible amid this brazen cacophony of engineered infotainment. Without true leadership, we are forced to acknowledge our inherent power; the feverish inspiration that unites us for change.