"But such a reference to oligarchy can be defended in a way, for oligarchy is like tyranny in being deviant and concentrating power in few hands"
"An oligarchy is like fire. Its fuel is money. The more fuel you add, the more corrupt, entrenched, oppressive, and all-consuming it becomes"
"The present oligarchy is like a runaway freight train rushing down hill. There just may be too much momentum to stop it."
Government and control by a few select elements. The holy trinity is a metaphysical assumption, but look at the institutions it has spawned.
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