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  •  The super-rich can control the ship of state (0+ / 0-)

    only to the degree that the populace as a whole allows it. Unfortunately, a large percentage of the American public is still very supportive of our corporate overlords, and unwilling to demand the systemic reforms that would be necessary to loosen their grip on power. Progressives have yet to convince the general public of exactly what structural changes are needed, or even desirable.

    But it's a dynamic situation. Opinions and circumstances are changing, and information is flowing ever more freely. Vested interests can control the media only to a certain extent. What needs to change before anything else, is the consciousness of the people themselves.

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