Here is the distribution of wealth in the USA in 2010. As you see, the top 1% owns more than one third of the entire wealth. Let’s not forget that most of this wealth is acquired through exploitation of the workers, legalized thievery (finance or banking) and through pillaging and plundering the resources of third world countries through puppet regimes, imperialistic mandates, wars and occupations.
Nevertheless, the author is silent regarding the implementations of this right in western countries, especially in the USA. When we reflect on the role of interest groups and lobbyists in the political landscape of Washington, we cannot stop but ask ourselves: is this really a “democracy” representing all the people? Is this the system that was hailed as “by the people for the people of the people”? How can electoral participation be considered “equal” in a country where 1% of population owns the 39% of total wealth and lobbyists are the respected pigs of the political carnival? Why not question the practice of democracy and its electoral system? Can “democracy” be a new clandestine, efficient and clever device to establish the dicta of the powerful elite? Can it be another “opium of masses,” a diabolic mass-deception?