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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The Myth of Democracy in America
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
In the US, the term democracy is the most over-hyped, misused, inappropriate, debauched one used time and again to claim what doesn't exist and isn't tolerated by its ruling class.
From inception, the notion was and remains pure fantasy.
No rule of the people ever existed in the US— not now or earlier.
The country has always been run of, by, and for its privileged class at the expense of most others.
The false notions of American exceptionalism, moral superiority, and democratic rule are deceptively drummed into the public mind from grade school to adulthood to the grave.
It's tossed around by politicians, academia, Hollywood, the clergy, media commentators, round-the-clock television rubbish, even young and older ordinary people who've been manipulated by relentless brainwashing.
The US is an increasingly
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