The Will Of The People: This single tagline is the biggest sack of SH*T ever uttered by a political leader:
Do the American people really buy into this lie? Do they really believe that they can make a difference?
Why do you ask Professor?
We can train ourselves to believe just about anything. This piece of bovine fecal matter is a testament to that accusation by me……we are told that the will of the people is our governing principle and that the president serves at the leisure of the voter…..and not solely the US but any country that has “free” elections….the will of the people will prevail.
An excellent ideal if only it were true and a governance principle….but as I have said….it is a sack of SH*T!
Let’s just look at a few historical events in the past couple of decades to prove the point…..
First let us travel to Iran….after WW2 there was an election a dude named Ali Razmara was elected PM but was assassinated a month into his reign and a nationalistic man named Mossadeq becomes PM and the parliament votes to nationalize the oil industry….and in 1953 he was overthrown with help from intel services of US and UK.
Second, 1954 Guatemala…a leftist president was elected by the people of Guatemala and he began his reign by nationalizing the fruit industry to the opposition of Standard Fruit…..CIA put together an operation to remove Guzman from office and put in their little “yes” man Armas.
Now on to 1970 Chile.…..Allende was voted into the presidency of Chile by a popular vote, a close vote which went to the Congress to be settled and Allende won. After his election a depression began and to head off a complete breakdown he began to nationalize banks and some foreign companies…..because he was a leftist the old “the commies are coming” ploy was played out by the CIA and he was overthrown in a favor of a dictator Pinochet.
These people were elected by the people to carry out their will……and the US decided that was not good enough and worked to replace them.
It is NEVER about the will of the people but rather the will of capital that precipitated the change in governance. The people had nothing to do with the decision to overthrow these elected officials.
But the American people continue to buy into the con of “the will of the people”.