This is a question I answered on a public forum where I am apparently still welcome and for now uncensored .
Don’t you think that the original idea of democracy is becoming a consumerist dictatorship?
Let me shine the light of reality on your question.
What do folks decide in the United States, with respect to what they spend their money on? What and how much of what we buy is actually based on the consumer’s innate tastes and preferences?
How much is spent on government services? Did American citizens lobby government …. insisting that a Department of Education be established in the 1970s? No, then whose idea was it? It was not the citizens. Levels of education began dropping immediately and are still falling. Ignorance has become the new norm. Yet , we still have a department of education. Do citizens want or need one? They don’t seem to mind.
How many citizens ever insisted that gasoline must contain ethanol? Not a soul did, and now we pay to have it in our gasoline.
A huge portion of income is spent on government services. Whose idea was this?
Countless dollars are spent on things like toilets that must be flushed twice, new improved dishwashers that don’t work as well as the old ones, and all kinds of stuff we are all forced to pay for. Where did all these ideas come from? How many citizens insisted that we convert to electric cars and depend on wind energy?
Now we have the Affordable Care act which is nothing but a bunch of corporate skimming operations. The death rate in the United States began going parabolic right after the law was fully implemented. It is still moving higher.
Now, American citizens are insisting that the United States fund a war in Ukraine, right? Tell me where these folks are so that I can see them along with everyone else.
I would call the United States an economic dictatorship for which an exact name has not yet been coined.
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