I had a long Chat with Chaffers and Bray the other day, I have cut out two of the Topics we covered.
The functionaries populate the Organs of the power Elite aptly described by C Wright Mills in the Power Elite also from Wikipedia
The resulting elites, who control the three dominant institutions
(military, economic and political) can be generally grouped into one of
six types, according to Mills:
the “Metropolitan 400” – members of historically notable local
families in the principal American cities, generally represented on the Social Register
“Celebrities” – prominent entertainers and media personalities
the “Chief Executives” – presidents and CEO’s of the most important companies within each industrial sector
the “Corporate Rich” – major landowners and corporate shareholders
the “Warlords” – senior military officers, most importantly the Joint Chiefs of Staff
the “Political Directorate” – “fifty-odd men of the executive
branch” of the U.S. federal government, including the senior leadership
in the Executive Office of the President, sometimes variously drawn from elected officials of the Democratic and Republican parties but usually professional government bureaucrats”
DEMOCRACY AND THE STATE.
Blake believed that Paine’s “Energetic Genius” led him to perform miracles: “Is it a greater miracle to feed five thousand men with five loaves than to overthrow all the armies of Europe with a small pamphlet?”
As we all know, the 1979 one was rigged in such a way that all non-voters were effectively deemed ‘no’ voters, while the actual majority yes vote was not considered sufficiently loud.
Obama maintains the Washington Consensus
Guys This is Fascinating another really important facet of the Nuance to what is happening with Nigel Farage? And is Brexit really something which an Oceana Aligned UK wants? or rather the UK with a properly functioning Parliamentary Democracy with a sovereign people?
Its All about Oligarchy.