Our republic is dead.
Of course it’s been dead for a long time. We just didn’t know.
We bought into the bullshit that Hollywood sold that it was possible for regular people to make real change in America.
But it’s not possible.
Our government has been infected now by a tight, dense web of connected people that goes back at least a century.
The industrial revolution enabled just a few people to gain too much power and too much wealth in American society. These wealthy families moved well beyond us and enabled them to endow, own and control think tanks, universities, foundations and media empires which have strangled our government and us in the process.
We made the Fords, Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, DuPonts, Carnegies and Mellons rich, and they returned the favor by hijacking our government.
If we see wealthy people in Palo Alto today, they exist at the pleasure of…