Originally Posted by Beingist
Funny, I didn't take it that way at all, and I've been a U.S. citizen my entire life.
As far as I'm concerned, whenever anyone says, "the U.S.", unless they stipulate otherwise, they mean the powers-that-be, or the U.S. government. Nothing much anyone can do about them, anyway.
Well stated. Most US citizens I know, do not get any information other than the news (for folks in other countries) this means we only know what they try to pass off as truth. We have as citizens have no "input" as to what we prefer to happen.
We vote, for politicians who lie to us. They'll say one thing to one location and say something else to another location (i'm refering to when we vote for presidential candidates here). Our congress makes decisions based on funding they'll get. Yes, we can make a stink about things, but only if we know about those things, which often times is conveniently left out of the news or is misleading or slanted in the reporting. Just because our government does something does not mean the people are behind them or even have a clue to what's going on. Some do, sure, but most do not.
Brutha, IMO most people in the US have no clue how those political decisions are made, or the process involved, myself included. Governments and corporations are essentially separate from citizens in decision making.