The Reality Principle -Episode 19

“The Mythology of Democracy” with Sen. Mike Gravel

RPLogoThis week, Eric sits down with former presidential candidate and senator from Alaska, Mike Gravel. He and Eric discuss the life and legacy of Hugo Chavez as well as the difficult times ahead for Venezuela. Sen. Gravel discusses his experiences in Congress and his first-hand understanding of the interaction of political and corporate power. Additionally, Mike explains how his presidential campaign in 2008 gave him a unique insight into the total lack of character and integrity of President Obama, as well as the degree to which political discourse in the United States has degenerated into unabashed warmongering. Sen. Gravel also discusses the need to transform the political institutions of the US, remaking the representative republic into a more direct democracy. Eric and Mike critically examine the theory behind this model and they destroy the mythology that the United States is a "democracy".

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  1. Congratulations on your ever expanding media empire, Eric! The more you’re heard, the better for all of us.

    Viva Chavez! Thanks for the great interview and the deserved respect for Chavez.

    I’ve been thinking about Sibel/Corbett’s Gladio Series and wondering if all of the BFP contributors might be able to integrate what Sibel is exposing into their shows. It would be interesting to find out if the guests are hip to Gladio Part B and if not, it might be a great way to spread the word.

    Do you have any thoughts about this? I saw an opportunity in this interview when you and Mike Gravel were discussing the endless war paradigm.


  2. A free society without taxes of any kind, free voluntary associations
    and respect for private property rights describes direct democracy. As an individual, I vote with my feet. Small, decentralized communities would evolve to regulate my free choice to move from community to another thereby keeping a check on any oppressive actions from any community.
    Voluntary private law freely purchased or rejected would evolve. This is the model for direct democracy, simply consumer choice expressed just like any consumer product or service in the market.

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