Anti-Democratic Nature of US Capitalism is Being Exposed
By Noam Chomsky
12/10/08 "Irish Times"
The United States effectively has a one-party system, the business party, with two factions, Republicans and Democrats. There are differences between them. In his study Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Larry Bartels shows that during the past six decades "real incomes of middle-class families have grown twice as fast under Democrats as they have under Republicans, while the real incomes of working-poor families have grown six times as fast under Democrats as they have under Republicans".
Now, pay attention to the words "six decades" in the quote above. With the Democrats now bailing out Wall Street rather than Main Street, the trend will not be continued. The Democrats moved away from the New Deal.
Only by heading back and going much, much further to all the way that is total community property does the secular system stand a chance of buying time while the hearts of the people come to realize that the coercive approach that is false democracy is fatally flawed.