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Imagine a life where you have been living under the misconception of government working for you unbiased selfless and controlled by you and your peers A life in which you believe yourself to be equal to all of your peers A life in which you believe yourself to have opportunities and the ability to pursue your dreams without restriction While this assumed reality reflects the history of and the intentions for The United States of America this is not a factual representation of life in The United States of America as insinuated by some philosophers such as Karl Marx America was created with the ideas of democracy and a government that works exclusively for the benefit of the people However some philosophers and average people who believe in Marxist ideas believe through the ideals of Marxism that within recent history the democracy has declined as the few wealthy with the support of the capitalistic values of Americans have seized control over the government creating a government controlled by the rich an oligarchy Oligarchy Encyclopedia Brittianinca Feinberg The American government has ceased to be an institution in which the people choose their leader based upon an honest platform of ideas but has declined in to simply choosing the most convincing wealthy person according to some such as Marxists who believe modern society is based upon few privileged people ruling everybody Encyclopedia Brittianinca Feinberg Such Marxists also believe that the inevitable declination of democracies based upon the foundation of greed that is capitalism is not an isolated problem contained within the USA as the USA has influenced the creation and maintenance of world democracies Encyclopedia Brittianinca Feinberg The inevitable declination of democracies into oligarchies as illustrated by The United States is the future for all democracies at the worlds present state History presents a view of the evolution and implications of oligarchies Throughout history there have been many oligarchies or pseudo oligarchies ranging from the United
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