Democracy, Schemocracy!

“In many respects we now live in a society that is only formally democratic, as the great mass of citizens have minimal say on the major public issues of the day, and such issues are scarcely debated at all in any meaningful sense in the electoral arena.”

Robert W. McChesney,
Rich Media, Poor Democracy
The New Press, 2000, p. 260

He’s right, Gawd’ help us!


About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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3 Responses to Democracy, Schemocracy!

  1. In the U.S. what we have is an Ivy League aristocracy running the government with the media serving as the propaganda organ that brainwashes the ignorant voters into voting for the Establishment which then continues to maintain the apparatus which perpetuates their reign of power. The average citizen is a sheep herded by peer pressure and media manipulation. A democracy? Maybe on a local level – to some degree. But the national elections are rigged by multi-million dollar, no-holds-barred media brainwashing “marketing” campaigns.

  2. I wish to elaborate upon my previous statement: The U.S. presidential election process is DOO DOO!

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