Examples of PLUTOCRACY
- If only the wealthy can afford to run for public office, are we more a plutocracy than a democracy?
- Corporate greed and a growing (add the name a country of your choice) plutocracy
OR examples from another Dictionary:
QUOTES WORTH THINKING ABOUT:-
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.
This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once.
Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action!
It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
To initiate a war of aggression...is not only an international crime, it is the supreme
international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
"I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims, did not have weapons of mass destruction," said Galloway. "I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning. Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong, and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever on a pack of lies."
-George Galloway, Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, 05/17/05
before Senate hearing.
"Propaganda is persuading people to make up their minds while withholding some of the facts from them."
"Fundamentalism means never having to say 'I'm wrong.'"
As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities:
Because the peoples will not tolerate naked plutocracy, power is nominally turned over to them, while real power rests in the hands of the plutocrats. In democracies, whether republican or monarchical, the statesmen are marionettes, and the capitalists are the wire pullers: they dictate the political guidelines, they control the voters by buying public opinion, through business and social connections [they control] higher government officials ...
The plutocracy of today is more powerful than the aristocracy of the past, because nothing stands above it except the state, which is its tool and helper.":
Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi,
"Pan-european" publicist and political figure, in his book
Praktischer Idealismus ("Practical Idealism"),
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.'
-Daniel J Boorstin:
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein
"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest"