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Feudalism aka American Capitalism

Feudalism aka American Capitalism

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Published by Charlton Butler
Feudalism aka American Capitalism. How the common man and woman are manipulated into serving their own worst interests by an elite few.
Feudalism aka American Capitalism. How the common man and woman are manipulated into serving their own worst interests by an elite few.

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Published by: Charlton Butler on Aug 28, 2014
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Introduction and Overview 
control by an entrenched minority esp. for its own benefit : social, political, or economic oligarchy.
 You are reading this online so I won!t waste your time.
 The aim of the book is to provide enough shocking facts about the manipulative practices of America's power elite, that readers will be motivated (i.e., made angry enough) to take part in efforts to bring the richest ! under control, ...before they impoverish the planet and destroy the biosphere.The book presents overwhelming evidence that mas"uerading behind a democratic facade, an economic elite comprising less than ! of the population is "uietly and cunningly ruling America. Their immense wealth and power enable them to e#ercise so much control over the governmental process, that they effectively operate the country as a $eudal oligarchy. The book will leave little doubt that %overnment has been serving as a tool to subsidi&e and legitimi&e their e#ploitation of national and international resources, while legislative ta# changes have left the nation with a $eudal wealth distribution system.
resenting the evidence to substantiate this argument is not the main reason the book was written 
Documenting the methods used by the elite to manipulate control and e"ploit those with less money or power is the real purpose
. At least ! of the book is devoted to documenting their very effective methodology. *hile it is evident that most people are somewhat aware that government appears to cater to corporations and influential lobby groups, the average ta#payer is practically oblivious to
the e#tent 
 to which the wealthiest ! directly
and purposely control and manipulate the lives and destinies of everyone else on the planet. $or those who have been brought up on a steady diet of the  American +ream, but notice that today's reality and the  American +ream seem to be growing further and further apart, it may be worth keeping in mind that if a frog is placed in a pan full of cold water, and the heat is turned up gradually enough, the frog will fail to sense the danger, and instead of umping to safety, it could "uite unknowingly allow itself to be cooked. -n a similar fashion, the media continues to be used to desensiti&e andor misinform the general public into repeatedly accepting domestic and foreign policies that are very often diametrically opposed to the best interest of the maority. *hile the average American does have /a vague idea/ that corporations (as well as the economic elite) use plenty of techni"ues for avoiding ta#ation0 how many know that the proportion of $ederal -ncome ta# derived from 1orporate income ta# declined steadily from 23! in 4530 to 32! in 460 to 7! in 470 to a low of 4! in 458 *ithout vital knowledge such as this, the public will remain in the dark as to what is really causing the decline in most Americans' standard of living. .  Although the growing deficit and the near trillion dollar banking industry losses will inevitably lead to continuing cuts in the standard of living for present and future generations, most Americans feel powerless to alter their deteriorating economic conditions, and simply take consolation in the belief that
everyone else is also feeling the pinch 
#othing could be $urther $rom the truth %
 9tatistics taken from $orbes maga&ine's annual uly survey of America's billionaires e#pose the true reality. -n 43 there were 2 billionaires, in 42...50 in 4;...30 in 45...20 in 46...360 in 47...;4
In other words the number o$ American billionaires had $or many years hovered around &' then the (eagan administration drastically altered the wealth distribution patterns by introducing ta" changes $avoring the super rich. In &)*+ the number o$ billionaires DO,-/D and by &)*0 the number o$ billionaires had 1,AD(,2/D%%
 <y 4 there were 6
individuals or families that each had net wealth in e#cess of =,,,. <y 44, the number had risen precipitously to 3. And by 44, the $orbes survey reported the staggering total of 44>> This
 of wealth taking place at the top has occurred and will continue to occur while waves of beggars flood onto the streets, and thousands of farmers lose their farms. -t is neither fate nor coincidence that these events are occurring simultaneously. Tremendous profits continue to flow into the bank accounts of the super rich even during supposedly poor economic periods. ?nless facts such as these become /common knowledge/, economic $eudalism will continue to be an integral aspect of the status "uo.
*hy isn't the general public aware of these facts8 
 9imply because the richest ! own virtually all of the media, and have little difficulty controlling the content and coloration of television and newspaper information reaching the public. The superficial and often distorted picture of reality offered by newspapers and television's 2 second sound bites has traditionally contributed little to the e#posure of America's hidden reality. -n no less a fashion, the maor publishing houses have, like a circle of protective elephants, provided a wall of defense around the e#isting status "uo and the elite who profit from it. -n short,  Americans are being deceived and seduced into clinging to unrealistic concepts served up through the mass media by the very people who are e#ploiting the nation. $acts that would have e#posed the true nature of present day America rarely get presented through newspapers or television. -nstead, they surface in maga&ines such as the @conomist, $orbes, $ortune, -nsight, and The *all 9treet  ournal which are read almost e#clusively by the economic elite and their sympathi&ers. oreover, the speciali&ed economic argon and ever changing /bu&&words/ used throughout these publications poses yet another barrier preventing the published facts from becoming widely appreciated.
Conse3uently this book has been written to present the reader with a comprehensive but seemingly radical perspective o$ America!s hidden reality based on and supported by $acts e"tracted almost e"clusively $rom the conservative pro4establishment publications

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