By Buddy Bell
This article originally appeared in the July issue of Centerings.
Governments have historically shown a pattern of trying to take actions to benefit the people with most influence at the expense of those who have less. They have been able to do this with varying degrees of effectiveness, but in all cases, somehow they must address the will of the public who are opposed to being used and cheated. This is accomplished using various means, often some combination of induced ignorance, propaganda, violence, and intimidation.