While a handful of dissenters will occasionally fall through the cracks, those who aspire to exercise political power on behalf of the system owners will be carefully screened to eliminate from voter consideration any man or woman of truly independent persuasion. A candidate’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or other group identity, will become the diversion that keeps the system attuned to the owners’ interests. Thus, John Kennedy’s candidacy was important for the purpose of electing a Catholic president; Barack Obama in order to have the first black president; while Hillary Clinton’s campaign stressed the importance of having a woman president. As long as the candidates were in agreement on the primacy of government operating of, by, and for its corporate-state owners, peripheral matters served as the lagniappe to keep Boobus Americanus...
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