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Posted on Jul 6, 2010

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By ThomasG, July 6, 2010 at 10:20 am Link to this comment

There is more of a crisis in the United States today than just a “Crisis of Capitalism”.

There is a “Crisis of Political Representation” that intentionally excludes the American Populace from political representation and participation in the making and enforcing of legislated law and order that is in the best interest of the American Populace.

There is a “Crisis of Confidence” that selective democracy of the United States can or will ever do anything other than represent life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness with freedom and justice for all of the American Aristocracy and the Professional Middle Class, and intentionally exclude the same benefit for the American Populace, the 70% Majority Common Population of the United States.

We are the American Populace, the 70% Majority Common Population of the United States, and we have the Voting Strength as a United Class and Culture to take and hold power over the Government, the Congress, and the Judiciary of the United States.

You, the American Aristocracy and the Professional Middle Class, say that we, the American Populace, are mean, vile, and vulgar, because we are not enlightened; but, enlightened or not, we have the voting strength to seize control over all levels of government in the United States and it is necessary that we do so; otherwise, we will not be represented by legislated law and order in the government of the United States.

Those who consider themselves to be enlightened that do not want to be ruled by what they consider to be the mean, vile, and vulgar American Populace had best start doing all that they can to bring the enlightenment of the 17th and 18th Centuries, that they have built upon for 400 years at the present time at the start of the 21st Century, to maintain their own power, control, and benefit to the American Populace, or prepare to gradually cede power to the American Populace as a mean, vile, and vulgar unenlightened majority common population that is awakening and realizing that its communal wealth is being used for the benefit of the American Aristocracy and the Professional Middle Class while the American Populace is being excluded from benefit from its own communal wealth, and being intentionally excluded from participation in legislated law and order and governance that can remedy the problem.

A good place to start is the elimination of “Savant Education” in the Public School System of the United States and replacement of “Savant Education” with “Causal Education”, so that the American Populace do not continue to be programmed by all levels of U.S. Governance to be unenlightened mean, vile, and vulgar tools that are trained like monkeys from the Cradle to the Grave to be nothing more than tools of the American Aristocracy and Professional Middle Class, and distracted by entertainment in the same manner in order to perpetuate an unenlightened work force that does not share in the benefit of its own labor.

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