Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Is the United States being conquered?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Is the United States being conquered?

"The great foe of democracy now and in the near future is plutocracy. Every year that passes brings out this antagonism more distinctly. It is to be the social war of the twentieth century. In that war militarism, expansion and imperialism will all favor plutocracy." (Sumner)

It's hard to believe an article from 1899 will prove to be realistic to the present day. It's like its a war between the rich and the poor. This quote brings me to the 2008 Presidential election. Both Obama and Clinton are fighting to keep the common folk into play and not let the big corportions and wealthy elite blind side our nation. The way the economy is moving the gap between the poor and the rich is becoming bigger and bigger. Is the United States and democracy being conquered by wealth? That's something we all have to think about.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

You are making a political point here. You have found a quote that strikes a chord.

This is a course on propaganda & mass persuasion. What is the rhetoric that is being used here? How important are themes of class, wealth and poverty in American politics? Why is a word like "plutocracy" so powerful?

2/18/2008 10:35 PM  

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