For the most part it is not you, dear voter. As with most other countries with large populations and democratic political systems, the power lies with oligarchs of some sort: government bureaucrats, corporate officials, and so on.
Some ensamples of where the power lies in the u. S.:
The ‘deep state’ (government deskmen - FBI, intelligence agencies, etc.)
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If one thinks about it, what transpired in the last week of October is the closest that the US has ever come to a ‘Second American Revolution’ and it’s proof that there are indeed ‘friendly’ and patriotic elements in the “deep state” that are willing to stand with the people in opposing the corrupt machinations of their ruling elite superiors in The Establishment. Americans can’t help but take note that something totally unusual is happening and that all is not right in the corridors of power. Never before has a branch of the “deep state” so openly rebelled against the ruling government, and the average citizen is waking up to the frightening prospect that their own “deep state” might be just as divided and on the brink of war with itself as are those in the ‘undemocratic dictatorships’ (or so the weaponized Mainstream Media makes them out to be) that the US routinely destabilizes and tries to overthrow. The parallels are remarkable and the foreboding sense of fear that they instill isn’t lost on many.
If the upcoming vote isn’t conducted in the ‘free and fair’ manner that Americans expect it to be, then the “deep state” ‘saviors’ will attempt to peacefully carry out their ‘Second American Revolution’ behind the scenes in dealing with this crisis, but faced with insurmountable institutional resistance from their elite Clinton-co-opted superiors, they might go for the ‘nuclear option’ and leak all of the evidence that they have about this plot to the media and thus prompt the American People to take the ‘Second American Revolution’ from the shadows to the streets. This could predictably result in a scale of violence and far-reaching turmoil that sets into motion a chain reaction that’s utterly impossible to accurately forecast. The ‘Second American Revolution’ could either be pulled off peacefully at the polls and behind the scenes by the facilitative “deep state” ‘saviors’, or riotously in the streets with unpredictable bedlam. Nevertheless, it’s a certainty that the ‘Second American Revolution’ will play out in one way or another, but it’s just a question of which of the two will ultimately be victorious, and whether that will be Trump’s form of the people conquering The Establishment or Hillary’s one of The Establishment conquering the people.
Source: Andrew Korybko, http://katehon.com/article/hillary-and-fbi-deep-state-revolts, opened 8 Nov. 2016
According to top psychologist Robert Epstein, the power of Google’s algorithm to manipulate public opinion is so strong that it can influence up to 10 million undecided voters, ensuring a victory for Hillary Clinton.
After several years of research involving more than 10,000 people in 39 countries, Epstein concluded that Google has “the power to control elections” and that by favoring one candidate over another in some demographics up to 80 percent of undecided voters can be easily manipulated.
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Epstein also noted that Facebook has the power to shift up to 600,000 voters on election day by simply sending out targeted reminders to Hillary Clinton supporters telling them to vote, while not sending out the same reminder to Trump supporters.
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“Google’s algorithm has probably been determining the outcomes of close elections around the world for many years, probably actually controlling the winner in as many as 25 percent of the national elections of the world,” warns Epstein, adding that Google’s power was “unprecedented in human history” and constitutes a dangerous “threat to democracy” because it has no competitor and is automatically trusted more than any newspaper, magazine or television station.
Source: Paul Joseph Watson, http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-psychologist-googles-algorithm-will-rig-the-election-for-hillary.html, opened 8 Nov. 2016
Big Pharma employs more lobbyists (625) than there are members of Congress, and more than half of the lobbyists are former members of Congress, congressional staff members, or government employees.
Source: Hesh Goldstein, http://blogs.naturalnews.com/mainstream-media-masters-deceit/, opened 8 Nov. 2016
Thus, while voting is often portrayed as the best way to protect one’s interests against over-bearing rulers, it is in reality a very weak weapon. If this is the kind of system you want to live under, by all means keep trusting in the parchment idol of the u. S. constitution.
But there is more going on today than elections, thankfully. Rather than putting all our trust in Trump, Hillary, senators, and the like, we can, and ought to, turn to the Holy Archangels Gabriel and Michael and all the holy bodiless powers of Heaven, who are commemorated today (8 Nov.), for their help.
Here is a prayer that Southerners can offer to the Holy Archangel Michael:
Archangel Michael. Icon. Andrei Rublev
O Holy and Great Archangel of God Michael, who standest, as the first of the Angels, before the ineffable and super-substantial Trinity; who art placed as a watcher and keeper over the human race; who hast with thine armies crushed the head of the proud Lucifer in the heavens and brought forever to shame his wickedness and treachery on earth!
To thee we have recourse in faith, and thee we entreat with love: be thou an indestructible shield and firm rampart for the holy Church and the Orthodox Christians, guarding them by the lightning power of thy sword from all enemies visible and invisible.
Be thou a guardian Angel, a wise counsellor and companion of the Christian people, bringing them enlightenment, strength, joy, peace and consolation.
Be thou a leader and a companion in battle to those who strive for the Orthodox Faith, so that all who fight against us may know that God and His holy Angels are with us.
Forsake us not, O Archangel of God, with thy help and protection, who today glorify thy holy name: for behold, even if we are have sinned greatly, nevertheless we would not perish in our misdeeds, but rather turn to the Lord and be enlivened by Him unto good works.
Illumine our minds with the light of God, which ever shineth on thy lightning-like brow, that we may come to understand what the good and perfect will of God for us is, and know all that we must do, and all that we must despise and shun.
Strengthen, by the Lord’s grace, our weak will and infirm intention, so that, confirmed in the law of the Lord, we may cease to be cast about by worldly thoughts and lusts of the flesh, or like thoughtless children to be drawn by the perishing glamour of this world, lest by corruptible and earthly things we foolishly forget the eternal and the heavenly.
And above all these things, ask for us from on high the spirit of true repentance, unfeigned sorrow before God, and contrition for our sins, so that we may spend the days that remain of this passing life, not in pleasing ourselves and serving our passions, but rather in effacing the evils we have committed, by the tears of faith and heartfelt contrition, by striving for purity and the holy works of mercy.
And when the time of our demise shall approach, and of our liberation from this body of clay, leave us not, O Archangel of God, without defense against the spirits of evil under heaven, who surround us to close off the ascent on high for human souls; so that, guarded by thee, without stumbling we may attain unto those glorious habitations of Paradise, where there is neither sadness nor sighing, but life without end, and may be granted to see the light-filled Face of our all-good Lord and Master, falling with tears at His feet, crying out in joy and gladness:
Glory to Thee, our most dear Redeemer, Who for Thy great love toward us unworthy ones hast seen fit to send Thine Angel as a minister of our salvation.
Excerpted from the Akathist to the Archangel
Source: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/65899.htm, opened 8 Nov. 2016
May God save the South.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the South!
Anathema to the Union!