Democracy in America is dead, according to Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel.
“It’s not clear we’re living in anything resembling a democracy,” he told a crowd Tuesday at George Mason University. “We’re living in a republic that’s modified by a judicial system, that’s been largely superseded by these agencies that drive the decision-making.”
“Calling our society a democracy is very misleading,” Thiel went on. “We’re not a republic; we’re not a constitutional republic. We live in a state that’s dominated by these technocratic agencies.”
Thiel says that organizations like the Federal Reserve have been allowed to roam too far. Calling government agencies “deeply sclerotic and deeply nonfunctioning,”
"Agencies that drive decision making" have money and power. They include Wall Street, private equity underwriters (PEU), the Federal Reserve Bank, the World Economic Forum, the Bilderberg Group and their myriad of CEO's, board members and paid lobbyists. Politicians Red and Blue cater to this group to feed their fundraising addiction.
The individual citizen does not matter to these people. Widespread public will makes no difference. Elections have been carved up via gerrymandering, such that "districts" mimic the shape of an Ebola virus. It's no wonder our Republic is hemorrhaging.
This group turned government into a general contractor, such that skills are purchased from politically aligned benefactors at premium rates. Government cannot get up and dress itself in the morning. It requires armies of contractors to do its most basic functions.
Government isn't sclerotic, it's been overrun by a toxic virus of "technocratic agencies" looking to optimize Uncle Sam's trillion dollar budget for their personal gain. Those same agencies want preferential taxes and regulatory exemptions. America's Government-Corporate Monstrosity delivered.at nearly every turn.
It delivered for Peter Thiel. The CIA funded Palantir, his startup security companyr. A Palantir is a seeing rock and Thiel's firm uses massive secret databases for spying purposes. That can't happen in a functioning constitutional republic with a 4th amendment protecting the public from illegal search and seizure. Bloomberg highlighted Palantir's roots:
They devised ways to get information about a person’s computer, the other people he did business with, and how all this fit into the history of transactions.Fortune called Palantir's technology "maximally unintrusive." Bloomberg described:
Using Palantir technology, the FBI can now instantly compile thorough dossiers on U.S. citizens, tying together surveillance video outside a drugstore with credit-card transactions, cell-phone call records, e-mails, airplane travel records, and Web search information.
Palantir protects the annual global tamperer confab, also know as Bilderberg. This technocratic agency wants its own "no fly zone" in the Swiss Alps. It produces positions its attendees are supposed to advance. Participants are required to maintain absolute secrecy. This makes Bilderberg what, a governing body, a cult or a terrorist group? They are unelected and non-represenative, as is Peter Thiel.
It's time to reclaim our Constitutional Republic from "agencies that drive decision making." How to make this happen is not clear given the government's abilities for self preservation, technocratic agencies skills in co-opting sincere movements for their advantage, and the deep public malaise that anything we say or do is actually heard by anyone other than the seeing rock. But I know it will happen. It is the American way to rise up..
Update 6-7-15: America's surveillance state suffered a slight setback. Fortunately, journalists want leakers charged with crimes and put in jail, such they cannot leak again. Yes, you read that right.