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Bookmarked by @pre: Don’t be fooled by the ‘noble lie’ we live in a democratic West

That is why in the United States, the imperial hub of the democratic west, the choice is narrowly controlled by two large institutional parties, themselves dependent on wealthy donors. The public is supposed to choose between two politicians who have worked their way up through the ranks, and been vetted each step of the way, for their willingness to obey the logic of elite power.

jonathancook.substack.com/p/do

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