The land, once ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’ had changed.
Our land had become the land ‘of the political class, by the political class and for the political class’. In other words, a new first estate – an American Political Royalty.
And the people came to suspect that politicians acted not for the benefit of the people, but rather for the benefit of the political class. And the American Political Royalty split into the Red Roses and Blue Roses to give the people a semblance of “choice”, as if it were really for the benefit of the people.
But, the people turned, turned, turned sensing something was wrong, but couldn’t find a way out.
And, surprisingly, out of nowhere came a man of the second estate, the American Elite and Wealthy Class, and said surprising things. He said ‘yes folks, your sense is right – and what it is, is that there is a new political class in America.’
He called it ‘Deep State’. He said the Deep State was a secret, unholy alliance between Red and Blue to slice and dice the American people to balkanize them to fight against themselves and thereby keep the new political class in power.
And he said, the Deep state had 2 sets of lackeys, their Inspector Javerts. First, a group of remora in the media – feeding on anyone challenging the new political class. Second, an American Nomenklatura (just like the Russian), an entrenched bureaucracy – to ensnare anyone who might challenge the new political class and insure they suffer the slow and painful death of a thousand cuts.
And because the people believed in themselves; they turned to the tried and true. They trusted, still, in themselves; they trusted still, in our peaceful way, elections.
And the American people spoke and elected – the man who was not blind and correctly identified what had happened and warned against the Deep State and the new political class.
But it was not to be. The New American Political Class would not allow a whistleblower to the Deep State to govern; and run the risk that We the People might consign the New American Political Class to the dustbin of history.
And so the political class condemned this American Laokoon who exposed the ruse of ‘of the political class, by the political class and for the political class’ that is hidden inside an American Trojan Horse supposedly ‘of the people, by the people and for the people’.
And in doing so – American democracy is suffering a slow and painful death.