Where am I? What year is this?

Is it 1776?  We are being overtaxed into stagnation by those who do not represent us, but by those who have made themselves our royalty, our aristocracy, our kings, our queens, our lords and ladies.

When the photo op presents itself, or one can be manufactured, our royalty paints itself as our caring benefactors and loyal representation in the country’s affairs.  But we are not represented, we are managed, spied upon, and stifled at their will.

Our royalty owns the media, each infighting camp controlling major outlets of news and rhetoric.  We are distracted or redirected with silly drivel or alarming “news” when seen fit.  Royalty knows we should not be trusted to know right from wrong, are incapable of rational decision making, and we can’t save ourselves from us.

Our royalty feeds itself from our pockets, but more so the corporate czars in a never ending cycle of scratching each others backs for wealth and power.  We are held financially chained in wages and prices by the these corporate barons, in return for those payments made into the coffers of those infighting camps of royalty.

This royalty, as in the centuries before us, owns the machine of its own succession.  We may look like a democracy (and badger our youth in their early years into believing it), but the lords and high ranking advisers ultimately chose who may enter the succession process.  Only those in their favor have a chance of getting on the ballot presented to us for the mock elections, a managed ballot all of their choosing.  The royalty’s ownership of the media and it’s marriage with the corporate czars play heavily here – “candidates” need millions of “dollars” for “advertising” to “run”.

And royalty plays to the religious to keep those minions amongst us in line.  By pontificating specific ancient morals and tales to keep us all in the past, our royalty attempts to squelch the evolving human spirit when it appears to making a run for it.  Evidence: the current attempts by factions of our royalty to suppress rights of women, dictate the definition of marriage, and alter the laws defining voting rights to feed their own favor.  Think “separation of church and state” and “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

The author pleads guilty to ranting on problems as stated herein without, after much deep thought, being able to offer any credible resolution.