On April 16, a joint study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities was released that showed that America was no longer a Republic, or even a Democracy, and had evolved into a political system where they are a nation now run by oligarchs. An oligarchy by definition is a country run by a small group of people, and is similar to how the former Soviet Union was, and current Peoples Republic of China is, run by their leadership.
In response to this study, security and intelligence consultant Craig Hulet spoke on last nights airing of Coast to Coast AM. During his two hour long interview, Hulet discussed a number of topics with host George Norry and gave his honest opinion on the validity of Princeton and Northwestern's findings. In short, Craig Hulet agreed with the findings, and in fact, stated that he has been preaching this message for decades as the Republic has transformed from a nation of laws into a nation of separate rules for the common people and the elite.
George Norry: This report that's coming out that says we are no longer a Democracy, and that were an oligarchy... tell me about this, what the heck is going on?
Craig Hulet: Well it was two professors at Princeton University... it's the first academic study at this level. There's been nothing like it. Normally we try to look at different theories of Democracy and Pluralism, but nobody has ever done what these two have done.
If you remember that last time we spoke I mentioned the Swiss study on how multi-national corporations dominate every aspect of our lives. They had a model that looked like a bow tie, with a core group in the center, only 147 corporations, that control 90% of virtually everything that matters in the world.
GN: Let me ask you... with this control, what do they want? What's their long range goal worldwide?
CH: They want subjects. They do not want and are uncomfortable with Democracy. They have no interest in a free Republic, and they do not believe in the sovereign nation state. - Coast to Coast AM, April 17
Princeton's study titled, Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, is an offshoot of a Swiss study published two years ago dealing with corporate control over economic and geo-political events. And besides the criteria and modeling attributes recorded in their making the determination that America has officially evolved into an oligarchy run by economic elites and not elected political officials, the study also makes the conclusion that 'the economic elite and organized groups representing business interests, have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policies'.
Example of this assertion that economic elites are the primary determinants for government policies can be found in two separate events that occurred within the last two years. In October of 2013 when Congress chose to challenge the Executive Branch over the budget and debt ceiling, it was not legislators that coordinated with President Obama on how to deal with the crisis, but 15 bank CEO's who arrived on the second day of the government shutdown, long before Obama began negotiations with the Speaker of the House and Budget committees in Congress.
A second example came in 2012, when New York Senator Chuck Schumer told former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke that he was responsible for fixing the economy and bringing about economic recovery, and not Congress who had for centuries been in charge of budgets and government policies on economic matters.
There have always been conspiracies in America that believed that behind the scenes, corporate and economic elites controlled both politicians and government policies. From individuals like Mark Hannah who funded and manipulated President William McKinley at the turn of the 20th century, to Samuel Untermyer, of the law firm, Guggenheim, Untermyer, and Marshall, who used blackmail on President Woodrow Wilson regarding an affair Wilson had to promise to appoint to the first vacancy on the United States Supreme Court a nominee to be recommended by Untermyer, corporate elites have manipulated political interests and determined the course of the nation since the very founding. And now, an empirical study has confirmed what many believed decades ago, that a small group of oligarchs have achieved dominion over the sovereign nation of the United States of America.