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    I believe you have part of the answer in this. Somehow it seems as though the aristocracy throughout the world is shifting its loyalty from where they live to a more ethereal world class structure. Patriotism, while focused on the nation when speaking to the masses, more probably refers to their own economic class in private meetings. There appeared a struggle in the past for top position world wide, economic leadership vs. political leadership, but that looks like it's been settled. I fear economic class has already purchased the political class who is now a wholly owned subsidy.

    While there has always been unfairness in the systems what we have seen in the last decade suggests no one feels the need to pretend we do not have several classes of justice. If you work with big money domestically or international  money at any level you can do anything you want without fear. All the enforcement power is aimed at the bottom 90% of the citizenry.

    Yeah, democracies still hold elections and the politicians are free to tweak and drag the nation's culture forward on social policies, but here are just about everywhere except Iceland, no political structure attempts to challenge the big economic players. They are the bosses after all and they do not welcome disagreement from their lessors.

    Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

    by ricklewsive on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 10:48:57 AM PST

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