VOTERS are bewildered by politicians who ignore their promises as soon as they are elected.
Winston Churchill explained why: “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
This may be cynicism but we all know there’s many a true word said in jest. Vladimir Putin wasn’t in joking mood when interviewed by France’s oldest daily newspaper, Le Figaro.
Probed on his frustration with trying to nail American policy jelly to the wall the Russian president was to the point.
US presidents serve as little more than puppets of an unseen ruling oligarchy. The overview applies equally to Prime Minister Theresa May.
May constantly commits herself to policies that serve not the interests of the British people but the interests of what the Russian leader describes as the unseen ruling oligarchy.
Putin condemned the deep state bureaucracy that controls US foreign policy.
“A certain person may be elected by the public on the basis of his merit and ideals, but rarely is this person able to formulate policy.”
He then noted that the bureaucracy in the US, known as the Deep State, is very powerful and as such does not allow any meaningful change in policy direction.
‘Presidents come and go, but the politics remain the same. In effect, individuals, who may have their own genuine ideas about reforming US policy, are elected to the White House only to satisfy the illusion of a free and fair democratic process taking place, truly a façade of reality.’
Putin noted that ‘men in dark suits’, who remain unknown to the voting public, continue to pursue the interests of the ruling elite with each incoming administration.
“You know, I’ve communicated with one US president, and a second, and a third, presidents come and go but the politics remain the same,” the Russian president said.
“Do you know why that is? So a person is elected, he comes with ideas. Then people with briefcases come visit him, well-dressed, in dark suits.”
The Russian leader explained that when these ‘men in black’ show up they essentially instruct the president on what he’s going to do, which is why you often see such abruptly differing policy enacted from that which the candidate ran upon to get elected.
Putin went on to identify U-turns on Middle East policy, the economy, NATO, Syria, international trade and improving the nation’s archaic transport infrastructure.
An American commentator says “It’s truly disheartening to have to turn to Russia to get a more accurate picture of what is transpiring in the United States. The US corporate media operates as propagandists for the Deep State agenda, acting as information gatekeepers.”