Jimmy Carter: US “Now is just an Oligarchy . . . Subversion of our System”

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“Thom Hartmann talks with President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States (1977 to 1981) / Humanitarian / Awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.”

Thom Hartmann: “President Jimmy Carter: The United States is an Oligarchy…”

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  1. Speaking truth-to-power gets one nowhere when 99% of our information and newsworthy items are parceled-out by four or five closely aligned corporate-controlled butt-trumpets.

    There was a time in our recent history when former U.S. President Carter’s statement of fact during this interview would be headline news – “ . . . . now just an oligarchy.”

    With the “dumbing-down of America” now in place – only about 20% of our population would have a clue as to what “oligarchy” actually means and the significance.

    Although our country has fallen to anal-retentive wealth, faith over fact, h8, pharmego and indifference, that alarming set of circumstances does not sell FDA-approved pharmaceuticals, pick-up trucks, high-fructose foods and beverage or DRM encapsulated products. Therefore – CRICKETS.

    Is it any wonder our country now exists without a clue in the hands of a few while it pretends otherwise?

    • You got it all right except for the 20% part knowing what “oligarchy” means. I believe it is far less and mainly among the savvier computer info “cooks/conspiracy theorists” ,all of us that are seeking truth. America is asleep. Sleeping Sickness….it creeps insidiously as I am watching American youth getting stupider by the day and I live by a large university in NYC. A friend of mine who died of AIDS in 1997 said that the internet was the harbinger of the beast. I fear he was quite correct. Had he lived through 9/11, I can only imagine what he would have thought of America today.

      • So, for the more than 80% – Ol´i`gar´chy OLIGARCHY – the state of our nation from the opening of the 21st Century until TBD and the descent continues unabated.

        Coincidentally, 1: government by the few 2: a government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes; also , a group exercising such control 3: an organization under oligarchic control. The legal definition of OLIGARCHY – This name is given to designate the power which a few citizens of a state have usurped, which ought by the constitution to reside in the people.

        OK 20% is a bit much

  2. Pahl RS

    @ESRDguy :Thanks to #SCOTUS ‘Citizens United Decision’. THEY bare the Cross. WE bare the BURDEN.

  3. Carter has had extraordinary courage and humanitarian concern, and his message is quite remarkable. He is capable of leading those who blindly follow the mass media, to a new understanding of the ruin of democracy by economic power. But they will just vote for Bernie, who has already sold them down the river to Hillary & co. Those who know better, like Carter, will die off, and the next generations will spend their lives learning the same lesson too late.

    Perhaps a generation of geriatric suicide bombers will start knocking out TV stations and corporate offices. It would be a refreshing sign that intelligent life still exists in the US.

  4. what business did an adult have running for and getting elected to the office of the president ?

    Jimmy Carter had no business being Prez.
    Thankfully, we will never suffer another adult as our leader.

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