Originally Posted by squealpiggy
Who in the government is controlling everything? Every (western) politician is at the whims of their electorate. If they fail they lose their job, and this happens with great frequency.
The problem with conspiratorial thinking is that it follows torturously illogical pathways.
1. The politicians are dictating everything?
Well no. If they screw up or they hang on too long in power they are deposed by the electorate.
2. The Senate/Lords are dictating everything?
Well, no again. They are given powers as the second house, but their powers depend on selection by an elected government and may be overridden by an Act of Parliament.
3. The people behind the politicians are dictating everything?
And this is where conspiracy thinking leads us. We have to believe not that politicians are immutable. But there are people who are immutable. People who are politically invulnerable. And they sit in the shadows, receive no accolade, no recognition, living modestly and silently and taking no reward for their actions in ruling the world. No reward.
People are hierarchical animals. We are drawn to positions of power. You need only watch the power struggles between children in the playground to know that hierarchies are innate and that being at the top is a prominent goal. But being at the top and nobody knows about it? Why you're not at the top at all!
100% of them are being dictated upon.
Lets set the border at the Business industry. These corporate owners virtually controls the government. so whatever is beneficial to them gets passed at congress even if it is against the benefit of the majority of the populace.
Do you not believe this?