"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group." - FDR
“This unfortunate race, whom we had been taking so much pains to save and to civilize, have by their unexpected desertion and ferocious barbarities justified extermination and now await our decision on their fate.” - Thomas Jefferson The only good thing that man ever did was die and rot into the ground.
It's time to unite & rise up against illusions of democracy, we are Americans, we shall not settle for any pretense. We must end oligarchy & empower ourselves. It is time to realize, we are the ones we've been waiting for. #TheTimeIsNow
though i agree with this, i think the real problem stems from corporate greed (they can "afford" to pay their workers more but don't b/c they do not have to). why? b/c they have collectively procured the government in order to keep the minimum wage static and ensure that they continue to astronomically profit while workers earn poverty level wages. it is reflective of a system of oligarchy not democracy.