The idea that “we” are the government is the great lie of american history.
It was not true 200 years ago and it is not true today.
Sure, they point to elections and say that we have the power, but the whole thing is rigged to ensure that we are left to choose between two sociopaths from the ruling elite whose differences are superficial at best. The voting population is led to choose between the lesser of two evils.
The result? Evil.
Then they look down upon us from the inaugural podium, proclaim that the people have spoken for change, and go and do the same things we didn’t approve of when the last guy did them.
No, we are not the government.
They are the government.
We are mere subjects, serfs, or slaves, and they know it.