Intra-elite Warfare: Oligarchs Succeed! Only the People Suffer!
By Prof. James Petras
Posted June 8, 2017
On a scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs. Executive firings, congressional investigations, demands for impeachment, witch hunts, threats of imprisonment for ‘contempt of Congress’ and naked power struggles have shredded the façade of political unity and consensus among competing powerful US oligarchs.
Intense political competition and open political debate have nothing to do with ‘democracy’ as it now exists in the United States.
In fact, it is the absence of real democracy, which permits the oligarchs to engage in serious . The marginalized, de-politicized electorate are incapable of taking advantage of the conflict to advance their own interests. More…