This isn't a democracy and our gov't is not an expression of the people. It's a corporatocracy; every "elected representative" has a lobbyist's hand up his or her anal orifice, working his or her mouth while the lobbyist speaks. And, these days, you can even see their lips move: that's how little they care about keeping up pretense. The US citizenry has been doped up and numbed out on cheap Chinese junk at Wally World, "reality" tv, Mc Prisons and Mc Schools.... and even Mc Churches. We are beat down, exhausted and terrified we'll lose whatever semblances of middle class "American dream" illusion we've managed to cobble together, or we're screaming in the streets with racist monkey signs about Obama, misspelled pledges of "English only! This is are country!" or "Moran!"
We don't want democracy and we don't deserve it. It takes work, diligence, commitment, activism, letter writing, life long learning, volunteering and compassion. We want our mouth pieces to spout and tell us what we believe as we sit in the blue glow of tv and monitor, nodding "that's right!" impotently at the screen.
We want ninety-nine cent shoes and sexy cars. We want women to spread 'em on demand and people of color to wipe our poop out of our toilets. We want GMOs in our food and Ritalin in our kids. We want happy pills and happy meals.
Let's just go ahead and call this the United States of Mc Donalds, and get it over with.!