And what political programme does this Cabal have in mind for plunging us into an era of dictatorship and human misery? Why, its SOCIALISM! wait... no, its CAPITALISM! ... uh, no, it actually is SOCIALISM! No, its the dread ISM-ISM!
But how can this be? How is it possible that both the left and the right are defending us from totalitarianism while at the same time attempting to enact it? It seems very mysterious that one side should accuse the other of the exact same crimes. I would venture to offer an explanation that might make your face explode. Ok, here goes, don't say I didn't warn you:
Capitalism and Socialism both desire, and are capable of, democracy.
Capitalism and Socialism are both vulnerable to tyranny.
Now, just relax. Have some water. I looked outside and the world is still there.
It might frighten you to know that America finds the strength to retain its stability and democratic institutions, its culture of freedom, its love of war, its demonization and its deification of dissidents, its greed, its generosity etc. from reasons which include geography, history, education- in a word, circumstance, not ideology. The most frightening part of all is that America was founded upon Socialist ideology and prospered under Capitalistic methods.
I know it is difficult for many people to realize that most ideologies are essentially crafted, pruned, tailored into real things, and never do they exist in a pure form because the pure form is abstract and does not address a world that is busy functioning without said ideology. In turn, these ideologies can be corrupted by totalitarian designs, so take Marxist-Leninism or the prevailing thought championed by the "Captains of Industry" in the West. Both of these ideologies were defended by their respective demographics. Both of them decorated their oligarchial intentions with idealisms, both actually believed their idealisms:
Vladimir Lenin casually suggesting the next Russian leader
Henry Ford casually receiving a medal from some Nazis
Socialism and Capitalism as poitical systems conflict in many essential ways, but in my own political thought exists the possibility of fusing these two systems, or at least a world in which they co-exist, for Socialists and Capitalists surprisingly agree on democracy, and reject totalitarianism. Humanity has thrown off the twin evils of monarchy and slavery only within the last 200 years, and worldwide only within the last half-century (the end of colonialism and fascism). It is young at democracy, and has done many terrible things already in its name. We must learn to define totalitarianism along non-ideological lines, so that it can be identified under any guise, and rejected when we find it in our own selves.