– Ron Paul: “We Don’t Have A Democracy… The US Political System Is A Monopoly” (ZeroHedge, Nov 7, 2014):
“If a third party person gets anywhere along, they are going to do everything they can to stop that from happening,” blasts Ron Paul, explaining to RT’s Erin Ade that the ‘monopoly’ system run by the leaders of the two main parties was all too evident as Americans went to the polls this week. “It’s a monopoly… and they don’t even allow a second option,” Paul concluded, lashing out that “here at home, we don’t have true Democracy.“
Paul, a longtime Republican, has been critical of the two-party dichotomy that dominates American politics for decades, and once ran as the Libertarian Party’s nominee for president of the United States. While third-party candidates continue to vie against the left and right establishment, however, Paul warned RT that even the two-party system as Americans know it is in danger.
“What do they do with our young people? They send them all around the world, getting involved in wars and telling them they have to have democratic elections,” he told RT.
“But here at home, we don’t have true Democracy. We have a monopoly of ideas that is controlled by the leaders of two parties. And they call it two parties, but it’s really one philosophy.”
All hope isn’t lost, however; according to Paul, American politics can still be changed if individuals intent on third-party ideas introduce their ethos to the current establishment. Americans can “fight to get rid of the monopoly of Republicans and Democrats,” Paul said, or “try to influence people with ideas and infiltrate both political parties.”
With respect to the midterm elections, though, Paul told RT that he’s uncertain what policies will prevail this year — excluding, of course, an obvious win for the status quo.
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– George Carlin: The American Dream (Video):