Democracy

Democracy requires informed participants. Without informed participation, it dies.

The United States has always been a plutocratic oligarchy, working toward democracy. Over the last thirty years, the political right acquired most of mainstream media and developed the world's most effective propaganda machine. They seduced the public with sophisticated, persistent, information management and fear mongering. They increased confusion, anxiety and alienation. They reduced citizen participation. The Right does not want popular democracy: they want control.