Neo-Feudalism Captures the United States

Neo-Feudalism, Neo-Dark Ages:
The World Still Functions The Same Way It Has For The Last 500 Years.

The Progressive Cynic

© Josh Sager – May 2014

Americans love to believe that we live in a democratic government that represents the pinnacle of a free society. Rhetoric by both sides of the political spectrum props up the conception of the United States as a country where anybody can make it if they just work hard enough, where everybody is granted equal rights, and where everybody has a voice in the government. The terms “American exceptionalism” and “American Dream” have been coined to describe this perceived status by the United States.

Unfortunately, the United States has often failed to live up to our perception of exceptionalism: Racial apartheid existed for the vast majority of our nation, democracy excluded large groups of Americans until just recently (ex. blacks, women, poor people) and the exploitation of low-skill workers has been an ever-present problem.

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While we made great strides in addressing these faults during the…

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